and all thru the house,
not a creature was stirring,
because they were all outside frantically picking apples!
And jalapenos and tomatoes and green beans.
But mostly apples.
Red Delicious. Golden Delicious. Red Rome. Granny Smith.
It was a bumper crop – limb breaking actually.
We filled every box and bucket we could find.
And still we had apples.
We’ve been slowly picking apples for the last two months, picking a box or bag as needed. There are several bags in the freezer, several quarts of apple pie filling on the shelf, and many, many crisps and pies consumed.
I see many, many more pies and crisps in our future.
But not tonight.
Tonight I want a hot shower, and a big cup of tea.
And maybe some chocolate.