An Apple Today

20 Sep

In the spring of 2010, we planted four semi-drawrf apple trees in our backyard – two honeycrisp and two fuji.  Based on what we have read, these trees typically begin to produce fruit in three to four years.  Well, this year (year three) we had one apple grow among the four trees.  We were “organic” (if I can legally use that term :-)) with our apple trees (as we are with all of our “crops”), meaning we didn’t spray them with pesticide or anything of the sort.  We watched all season as the little thing grew until finally, this evening, we picked and ate it!  Mmmmm, it was yummy and had NO worms and only one little bad spot.

Hopefully, next year (year four), we will be blessed with even more apples.  It is a blessing to eat fruits and vegetables grown in our own backyard.  Praise God for his creativity in providing us with various kinds of food to enjoy.




Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Just For Fun



4 responses to “An Apple Today

  1. Betty Martin

    September 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM


    It was nice to see the pictures of the children and especially sharing that one lonely apple. Thank you for posting and sharing. Have a wonderful blessed fall as we enjoy God’s beautiful creation.


    • Ephesians 5:16

      September 23, 2012 at 8:50 PM

      Thanks Betty. That apple wasn’t lonely for too long (it had plenty of company)!

  2. mercifulwords

    September 22, 2012 at 2:47 AM

    I know you enjoyed that apple. That picture of your little girl with a slice in her mouth is so cute. My husband is a fruit farmer too. This year the raspberries really produced well. The grandchildren love them so much we tend to save them for them and not get many for ourselves. They even climb into his lap at church and begin looking in his shirt pockets for hidden baggies of raspberries. Its so cute.

    • Ephesians 5:16

      September 23, 2012 at 8:52 PM

      What precious memories you’re building with your grandchildren. I greatly hesitate to say that I’m a fruit farmer – a novice more like it. We enjoy the raspberries also – black and red (my favorite are the red!).


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