We harvested our first apple from our trees!
It might just be the biggest apple I've ever seen. Which is a good thing, because this one, lonely apple is possibly the sum total of our apple harvest.
The birds have been pecking apart the nets I've had protecting the fruit. Literally ripping them to shreds to get at the apples that were hidden underneath. I guess next time I won't be buying the $5 cheapy nets. Consider this my lesson learnt!
For small, recently planted trees they actually had a decent amount of apples set on them. I'll admit I was surprised about that. We took a gamble planting apples, as they're not supposed to fruit very well in our climate.
But I love the prettiness of the trees and the blossoms, so we put them in anyway. And by we, I mean my husband. I did all the buying of the trees whilst heavily pregnant last year. My husband had the pleasure of digging all the holes. At least, I kept assuring him it was a pleasure. Certainly compared to the pleasure of birthing a baby anyway.
Sadly I'm not sure we're going to eat any more than this one. No one wants to miss out on a bite either.
Fair enough. Hand me the knife, sharesies it is.
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