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Please don't remind me that I'm poor; I'm having too much fun pretending I'm simply "living green" like everyone else these days.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Yesterday the UPS man brought me a package. Very strange. I'm thinking a customer sent me a late quilt for Christmas or else an early January one. I couldn't imagine who it could be. I didn't recognize the return address and the box was really different than any I'd ever received before.

I open it to find fresh fruit! OH WOW! First I have to get rid of all those plastic peanuts.

Here they are.... fresh apples!

These are not just apples, they are antique varieties. Some dating back to 1600's. There was instruction sheets in the box telling me not to remove the apples until I had read the pages. It's quite a history lesson about apples and Johnny Appleseed and all the different varieties in the box. They come from Kilcherman's Christmas Cove Farm in Michigan.


Now I'm wondering how I can save the seeds and plant them some place for the future. I can't plant that many trees in a tiny city yard. Hmmm... maybe just one or two? I did loose the crab apple tree that the city planted in the street easeway. It was taken down in a storm. Maybe I can put one there and one in the back yard? I'm going to save all the seeds to see if I can get them to grow. In the mean time I'm going to enjoy eating all the different varieties to see which one I like the best.


Thank you Ann, I love it!!!!!


Jeffrey Stone said...

What a great idea... I've bookmarked the farm so next year both sets of grandparents are getting a box of apples. I've already done enough this year.

The link to the farm doesn't work.

Laurie said...

That was Laurie, not my son, Jeffrey.