Monday, September 22, 2008


When I was hiking around our land this spring before the trees budded out, I noticed a little grove of what looked like apple trees on a beautiful hillside. I hiked back there a few days ago, and found three trees covered with apples! And I found one more apple tree along the way. The apples on two of the trees are a little past their prime, but the other two had fruit that was perfectly crisp and tart/sweet. The road between Mineral Point and Linden used to run through our land, according to an older woman who stopped by to visit this summer, there were homesteads all along the road. I returned yesterday with a bucket, and when we get some free time (haha!) I'll make some applesauce.
The trees are old and gnarled and beautiful.

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