Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thinning the apples

We had a great fruit set, eventhough the blossoms were very late this year. Looking forward to a great harvest. A great fruit set means lots of time out in the orchard thinning the apples, so they can get to an acceptable size. When a tree has 300 tiny apples on it and you have to take off all but 100 of them, it is a tedious job. The sunshine feels good, though. The reward is picking the wonderful fruit! As early as 8 weeks from now!