My Autumn Story: Harvesting Apples, Pears, and Other Fruits

Autumn is the time of the year to bring in your harvest of all sorts of fruits, like apples, pears, plums and more.

My autumn story started a year ago, when we decided to lease some property with about 10 fruit trees on it. Since our garden at our house is small, we thought, it would be a nice idea to have some more space for our kids to play. We took the trees as a nice add-on. Of course, we couldn’t wait for autumn to come, because with the ripe apples and the pears we could have juice made and drink it.

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It looked promising. As autumn came we were eager to harvest, however as we came to the garden, no fruit was left on the trees, nor did anything lay in the grass, besides some rotten fruits. We did not get anything! We were really disappointed… no, devastated. What happened?

Well, since there is no fence around the property, everybody can get onto it. Probably, someone assumed that nobody takes care of the garden anymore and concluded to take care by himself. To avoid such a disaster, we decided to be faster this year.

As soon as the apples started to fall off the trees, we went to gather them up.

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To make the work easier, I laid a big piece of plastic on the ground and shook the branches so that the apples fell down on the plastic and we could easily pick them up from the plastic.

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If you harvest apples this way, you cannot store them for a long time. You need to consume (or process) them right away.

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Fortunately, some local farmers take your apples and have them processed to apple juice. That’s what we did this year.

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You put your apples on a conveyor and then they get weighed. According to the weight of the fruit you delivered, you can purchase a certain amount of cheaper juice.

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Our pears got weighed separately, because they will be processed into pear juice.

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Finally, the fruit will be loaded on a trailer and taken to the company that will produce the juice.

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This year, we succeeded! We got plenty of apples, pears, and quince. We also got a couple plums, enough to make some pastries with them.

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Was it worth the effort? Yes, because we consume a lot of apple juice! And with the quince, you can make wonderful quince jelly. Next year we will try to get some walnuts from our walnut tree.

written by inrod on 2013-11-05 in #lifestyle #fruit #lomography #garden #autumn-story #apple #autumn #analogue-lifestyle #harvest #pear

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