Thursday, June 18, 2015

October Harvest

Recovering lost posts

The apple tree is loaded with apples this year.  I have harvested about half of them.  About 1/3 of the culls go to apples sauce, another 1/3 to cold storage and the really bad ones go to the deer out in the park.  They seem to disappear out there.
I have some help in harvesting the apples.  This is the only chance I have had to get close to the Flicker from the little woods across the street from us.  There have been quite a few kinds of birds in our garden.  A beautiful blue jay has been on the deck.  I don't see it eating apples though.  The robins have been by every day or two to check the firethorn and holly tree berries to see if they are ready to eat.  Last year they cleaned the holly tree berries off on Christmas morning.   I think I will try and hang out a feeder this winter.   Perhaps put out a fruit tray, with apples, too. That brings even more birds, especially when there is a storm.  There have been at least 3 humming birds this year.
We have been getting more rain the last couple of weeks, with cooler temperatures.  There are still lots of leaves on the front tree and on the English oak, and the plum trees.  The pin oak has gone a brown color this year.  It should be a better autumn color.

Posted By Blogger to My Garden at 11/02/2014 01:45:00 PM


Maggie said...

Ken Anderson has left a new comment on your post "October harvest":

I love the flicker photo; ours have long ago gone south.
BTW, I got your comment on my knife photo via email even though it doesn't show on the blog. I used to carry this knife until Carolyn dropped it and cracked one of the pearl handles. Should be grounds for divorce! ;-)
Have a great week.

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Maggie said...

Maggie has left a new comment on your post "October harvest":

Ours stay here all winter. We must have an average warmer winter temperature than you do. Especially when there are big dumps of snow like you seemed to have had recently.
I cannot seem to comment on your blog now. I get this option to 'share' instead of submit the comment. I will try again. I seem to be having a lot of trouble lately with all this new stuff.

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