Archive for October 9th, 2011

Apple Season

Our neighbor’s back yard features an unkempt apple tree about 3 feet from the fence that must be 40 feet high by now. It grows Macintosh-style fruit and drops half of them into our yard. Most land in the garden, some land in the yard, a few bounce off his plastic storage shed with resounding bonks, and every critter out there loves them. Mary makes applesauce from the best of the harvest and tosses the rest far away to keep the wasps out of her veggies.

The chipmunks and groundhogs have a belly-busting good time:

Chipmunk with apple

Chipmunk with apple

The deer, of course, eat ’em like candy, another reason for clearing the garden.