the view from my kitchen window

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An Apple a Day . . . it's Apple Time!

It's almost October and it is apple time!  Our farm produced several varieties of apples . . . yummy!   And I spent many days on a 3-legged picking ladder with a picking sack hanging off my shoulders.  I love the smell of apples, apple orchards . . and apple time!!!  I was able to bring home the box stamps my dad had made that were used to stamp the big cardboard boxes we used when packing and shipping apples.  There are some with the apple variety name, such as "Red Delicious", some with size, description such as "Extra Fancy", and one with the Gardner Diamond T Farm and Orchard label/address on it.  I also was able to get some of the old wooden apple boxes and I use many of them in my house as shelving units, etc.  Dad also made the best . . . oh, the tastiest apple cider . . . what a treat!!!   We live just over the fence from the orchards (we no longer own them) but we are able to pick, enjoy the flavor and fragrances . . . and the memories!!!

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