Monday, September 21, 2015

Apple Picking

Alaskan children don't usually get the opportunity to pick apples because there aren't a lot of apple trees this far north. It's hard to find a variety that will survive Alaskan winters. Far worse than winters, though, are the moose. If you don't fence an apple tree in (check out the fencing in the photos below), the moose will prune the tree back severely. I have seen trees with no branches left on them. It is not a happy sight.

Our friends John and Lisa have two apple trees, one grows small crab apples and the other grows nice tart eating apples. The moose nearly killed their apple tree twice. Once a baby moose went under the fence.

On Sunday evening John and Lisa invited the children over to help pick the apples off their tree. The kids had a great time and we came home with a couple dozen Alaskan apples!

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