Thursday, November 19, 2015

Oh Happy Day

 The other day it was 75 degrees!
 75 in November!
Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!
So we did what any other sane person would do,
played hookie from school,
and went to the beach.

But the beach was empty... maybe we are the only sane people.

Does everyone not remember winter is coming?!?!?!?

 We found lots of treasures.

 We hit low tide and found all sorts of snails, crabs, and sand dollars.
We even found some jellyfish.

 Although we played hookie from the books,
we learned more than we would have
by just reading about the animals and tides.

Feeling the sunshine and squishing the sand with our toes was an added bonus!

My World is on Fire

An Apple A Day

 Our friends had a BUMPER apple crop this year.
We were the lucky beneficiaries of the crop.

 Our kitchen turned into an apple processing machine.
We now have canned
applesauce and pie filling.
We also have
dried apples and fruit leather, 
Not to mention all the fresh crisp apples we ate.

 But 9823897624387lbs of apples didn't prove to be enough.
So, we went apple picking again and

again and


Did you know that planting a seed from a variety of apple does not guarantee your tree will grow that specific variety?  Grafting is the only way to ensure your variety grows.
Did you know there are over 2000 varieties of apples?
My favorite...honeycrisp!