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Gathering from an Old Orchard

There is something of God in gathering old apples for making fresh cider, in taking what was left to rot and turning it into something sweet and precious. Continue reading

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Old Into New

Like many other fine things in life, making apple cider isn’t easy but sharing our labors lightens the load for everyone. Continue reading

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The Un-giving Trees

Some hearts hold on to everything and share nothing. The abundant heart is a generous heart. Continue reading

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A Shifting of Seasons

Sometimes the shifting of the seasons comes so subtly you can barely tell; this was not one of those times! Continue reading

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Trouble in the Orchard

A fruit tree that won’t bloom can’t bear fruit. That’s really frustrating, especially if you love apples! Continue reading

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Cider Man

It’s not that he doesn’t appreciate
the fine beauty and half-flavor of a table apple Continue reading

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The Last Good Apple

Pausing in between the pounding of posts
and the stretching of wire,
I saw a small hint of fire flaring
from the dark greens of late leaves
in the old apple tree in the pasture. Continue reading

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Focusing on Fruit

Fifteen gallons of sweet, pure unadulterated apple juice. Much better than four hundred pounds of ruined apples.
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End of Harvest

Well, I guess with the way this year has gone, I shouldn’t be too shocked to see a hard freeze predicted for this weekend, starting tonight.

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Thomas Alva Appleseed

It’s not the first failure of my life, not the first time an idea was better than the result. Lord willing, it won’t be the last. Continue reading

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