We've been to the Apple Orchards several times this year, usually stopping at the Fleming Orchard as we traditionally do. The owner wasn't on site this year, and it was completely empty on several of our visits. Seriously, my dad or husband, me, a bakery lady, and a cashier. No customers. I'm hoping this year … Continue reading Mrs. Anderson’s Apple Crisp
It's that time of year again, so my family and I have been going to the apple orchards. We always go to the same orchard every year, and while the owner has moved to assisted living this year, the orchard is still open, albeit with a few strange faces. We buy Honeycrisp apples usually, and … Continue reading Off to the Apple Orchards!
This year, NONE of our fruit trees flowered. We have apricot, cherry, and apple trees. Last year, the apples flowered and we had a few fruit. The apricots haven't yet, and neither have the cherries. It's kind of insulting though that NONE of them flowered. I mean, come on. Was it that bad of a … Continue reading If Only We Had Apples
Our apples look pretty awful. I thought they were ruined, but looked them up online and found that it was likely Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck which are apparently the same fungus. Found some information here. They're safe to eat, but they look terrible! So I peeled one. And sliced it. And had lovely little apple … Continue reading Our Apples – Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck
We drove to the apple orchards for our yearly visit! We intend to go again with one of my husband's friends, but I simply COULD NOT WAIT any longer. I brought my camera but the batteries were no good, so no photos of the trip itself, just what we picked up. We drove through some … Continue reading Our Yearly Visit to the Apple Orchards
We were gifted a pair of HoneyGold apple trees for mother's day last year, which I found highly amusing because I have no kids, but my mother insisted that we have a dog so it counts. This spring they were lovely and flowered, which I can't find a picture of to save my life. But … Continue reading How Do You Tell If Your Apples Are Ready?