What good is an apple tree if you don’t pick the fruit?

It all started with the apple tree.

I know, everything did start with an apple tree — well, not literally because we don’t know whether it was an apple or some other type of fruit that Eve ate in the Garden of Eden.

But I digress. This story starts with an apple tree.

An apple tree planted many years ago by one of our long-gone neighbors.

An apple tree that, despite our present neighbor’s inattention — no watering, no spraying, nothing — inexplicably has produced a bumper crop this year.


Don't they look tempting?

Don’t they look tempting?

Continue reading