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Apples Toward Autumn

Apples exercise hegemony over everything of late. Yesterday our orchard’s chief apple officer cut a slice of Kidd’s Orange Red to sample and it’s been hard to think of anything else. A cross between Delicious and Cox’s Orange Pippin, developed … Continue reading

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Hurricane Weekend

Rain tapped the bedroom window this morning on the fringe of Hurricane Harvey. It was a reminder of our connection to the oceans. They are absorbing heat from the atmosphere on a planet experiencing some of its warmest days in … Continue reading

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Work, Kitchen, Garden

The text message came while I worked at the home, farm and auto supply store. I saw it on my afternoon break. “If you want to start tomatoes there is a crate on the packing shed floor you could pick … Continue reading

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Into the Apple Vortex

This year’s apple crop has been one of our best. That means an apple activity vortex beginning now until the last red delicious is picked in October. The two earlier trees are ready to pick and best suited for eating … Continue reading

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Caesura 2017

Between planning, planting and weeding a garden, and fall’s frosty end, lies a time to harvest, cook and preserve the results. So it is with our lives. As humans we possess a unique ability to envision a future: one where … Continue reading

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7 Things About 2016

It’s Christmas Eve in Big Grove, the ambient temperature is about freezing, and we’re ready to bunker in, finish decorating our Christmas tree and prepare a traditional supper of chili and cornbread. My Christmas wish is for peace on earth. … Continue reading

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Bob Darby’s Seedling

On the last shift of the season I walked in the test orchard picking apples. 20 minutes of bliss. Beginning with a tree the orchard’s namesake planted in the 1980s, I picked a few there then added Connell Red, Regent … Continue reading

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