Most all of my mornings are good mornings! Well, let’s not count Wednesday morning as a good morning. Seems as though Chad had been going back and reading some of my old blog posts and came across this one. He demanded his shirt back. Nope, not gonna happen! I explained to him that when he moves out totally on his own, with his own real job, his own health insurance . . totally on his own . . then he can have his shirt back. I’m sure we haven’t heard the end of the shirt story.
Back to this morning . .
Today was the first morning Vince has had to scrape frost from the windshield. I love this weather!
We headed up to the Amish store first. The Amish dog didn’t mind having his picture taken. He’s really old and seems stiff when he walks but it doesn’t seem to stop him from jumping up on his chair.
On the way to the apple orchard, we came across a wild persimmon tree! Vince loves persimmons so we stopped and picked a few.
While at the apple orchard, we asked if they had any wood they’d pruned from the trees. Apple wood is our favorite for the smoker. They did but to get to it, you had to drive between the apple trees down toward the pond and the apple trees are badly in need of pruning. The limbs kept whacking into the windshield and every time I’d duck like I thought it was going to hit me! But, we made it and got enough small limbs to last a year or so. The smoker only uses 1 – 2 ounces each time.
I think the lady told me they have 880 apple trees. The man is 84 and the lady is 80 and they really can’t care for the orchard as it should be done. I would LOVE to buy this place, though it isn’t for sale.
Here are a few pictures I took of the trees.
Lots of apples, huh?
And, here’s the loot for the day. Apples, peppers, eggs, persimmons, zucchini, butternut and acorn squash, a gallon of honey.
50 pounds of tomatoes! We got a box of sweet potatoes for Mom and Dad but they’re in the garage til Mom and Dad get here.
And, look at these eggs. I put two store bought extra large eggs on the left end of the carton. Can you see the huge difference in size between the store bought XL eggs and the fresh eggs from the Amish store?
Can you guess where I’ll be the rest of the day and probably all day tomorrow? Tomatoes first, then Caramel Apple Jam (2 batches), then Apple Pie Filling, then stuffed peppers . . then . . maybe I’ll have time to sew!