ss_blog_claim=89c5075de08a27469a4c85b7b67a5e81 Rantings Of A Woman: APPLES, APPLES AND MORE APPLES

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

APPLES, APPLES AND MORE APPLES



I love my backyard! The kids have lots of space to run, they have the trampoline jump on and the swimming pool for swimming. While the kids are enjoying all these activities I can enjoy sitting back relaxing out of the sun in the shade of our huge apple tree. I thought this was the greatest thing ever when we moved here last summer! Well that all changed once the apples started falling off the tree, what a mess of apples on the ground. Yesterday while the kids were swimming I took the time to raked up all the apples and put them into the compost bin (later on with the help from the kids) then finally the yard looked better and it was ready to mow (which hubby did when he got home)! Well the look of disappointment of my face this afternoon when I stepped foot in the backyard. You guessed it.....more apples and lots more of them so I am pretty sure that I will be spending the evening in the backyard cleaning up apples once again. If this darn tree didn't give really good shade then I would consider, never mind that no considering I would have the tree cut down. But the tree stays...at least for the rest of this summer lol.

4 comments:

Anna said...

I said something about getting an apple tree the other day, and my husband said no - because of all those apples on the ground you are dealing with now. Are any of them good for anything, besides compost?

Petula said...

My grandmother had apple trees in her yard when I was a youngster. I don't remember them ever cleaning them up. They used to be gathered for pies then as the trees got older the apples weren't any good, but the chickens thought they were!

jenn said...

Too bad the apples are good. You could make all kinds of yummy goodies!

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