It is Harvest Time On the California Central Coast
Funny how trees can fill with produce when you aren't even looking. While I was waiting for a computer scan to finish I went to the orchard to see if there were walnuts to harvest and there were lots on the ground and still plenty on the tree I couldn't reach. I went back to the house, got a large bag, and started collecting them. I got pretty tired after the grocery bag was a third full, so I put the bag in the truck no one drives except when a truck is needed, and then I rested a minute. We store the nuts in the truck until they are ready to clean and crack. It keeps them dry and away from the critters.
I had noticed on the way to the walnut tree that our apple tree was also loaded. I don't know what variety these apples are, but I mainly use them for cooking since they are rather tart. They make delicious applesauce. Our only eating apples were from the delicious apple tree that split and died.
Anyway, I went back to the tree with a bag and deposited any good apples from the ground into it. I also picked some from the tree, but we don't irrigate this tree and some of the apples were only the size of golfballs. I picked the larger apples and put them in a basket in the house. I put the ones that were inhabited in the refrigerator, because we will have to clean the critters out of them and I don't want them to spoil before I can get to them.
I still have many walnuts to collect, and not much time, but I can try to do a bit every day I'm there. I'll give the rest of the apples a bit more time on the tree.
Are you harvesting anything in your yard?
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