"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln


Pears aren't the only thing we've been picking around here....we've also been picking apples! (I bet some of you thought I was going somewhere else with that, ;0 )
Fortunately, our apple crop isn't a total bust like the peaches nor is it as pathetic as our pears. We actually have multiple full trees. My crystal ball sees much canning, freezing and baking in my future x-)
The first picture are typical macintosh apples. The above are a gala hybrid courtesy of my father-in-law.

These are the tragic souls left behind. They jumped ship (aka, tree) early and are now making a nice feast for the bees.