Saturday, July 24

Apples apples apples




There's a small area of wasteland near Bruce's stable which used to be an orchard.

Three elderly and mis-shapen apple trees are all that remain, struggling through poor soil to compete with overgrown weeds.



Have you EVER seen so many apples growing on one spindly branch?

I'm surprised it can hold all that weight!

It looks like Bruce won't be short of a treat or two :)

14 comments:

Lucy@Corset Laced Mannequins said...

my tiny apple tree is the same (ish). we only planted it four years ago so we have not expected too much. There was a small crop the in the first years, nothing last year and this year...wow! I think its the hard winter which has allowed our trees and plants to "sleep" properly. Everything seems to be better this Summer..except my garden peas that always get eaten!!

Ellie said...

No no ... not apples!! Our family had a small orchard when I was growing up - and my Mum had a book "100 Recipes for Apples." She used it year round - and just as she took the last bag of frozen pureed apple from the freezer for the latest creation the next ones were falling from the trees ready to be eaten. To this day I avoid apples! Perfect for horses like Bruce though!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Lucky Bruce! They look delicious! I thought he must have a bit of draught in him....he is adorable :-) Love your photos of Henny Penny and the oven as well ;-)

ted and bunny said...

Ellie- you've made me laugh- I've just this morning taken 'the last bag of frozen pureed apple from the freezer for the latest creation'...!!

Sherri B. said...

We have a small old apple tree too. It looks just like yours with skinny branches loaded with apples. We went down to the beach a few weeks ago and got several long pieces of driftwood to prop the limbs up as they have broke right off under the weight. Good luck.

Sylvia said...

Wow, so many, they look delicious !
Bruce will be surprised !
Nice weekend,
Sylvia

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Lucky old Bruce .... our neighbour has a cooking apple tree and this year it is absolutely laden with fruit ... fortunately a couple of large branches overhang our garden so I get a free supply! Just taken the last bag of last years out of the freezer myself too ;-)

Kim said...

I have a rampant crab apple tree over my sunroom which has a glass roof...this year the crab apples are thick as thieves and the squirrels sit up there and eat them and drop the little bits on the sunroom and knock the other little bombs on the glass. Hate IT! I'll send a truck load to Bruce! My yard smells like an apple pie!

kirsty said...

It really does look as though the branch will break any minute!

The Cloth Shed said...

That is a lot of apples on one skinny branch!
Lucky Bruce....

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Heidi said...

Check out that branch its loaded....I bet your pie was delicious did you share an apple with your other honey.(Bruce) He is beautiful!!

Menopausal musing said...

Our trees are laden here too........... just as well, because some of them didn't have much last year. Bruce is going to be spoilt, I think....

winnibriggs said...

Hi Elaine
Thanks for the comment...of course that cake picture was just for you as I knew you would be checking it out. Love that apple tree....you see we may be old and wrinkled, strangled by the dross we pick up on the way, but still we can bloom and be productive.......Your friend the wrinkled old tree....Jenny x (PS I had carrot cake it was devine!!)

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