Applelanch at the Loofah Ranch

Somewhere a tart is waiting...

Somewhere a tart is waiting…

Again the drought amazes us. We had a pretty record year with our apples, starting with Fuji’s in Spring and now we have these outrageous green apples.

It was hard to wait, wondering if the jays would find them before we did.

We've been watching this trio, they are so big and perfect.

We’ve been watching this trio, they are so big and perfect.

My husband bought a package of netting last year and we still had it. We took time to pull it over the trees early in Spring, at about the same time we put out our little soda bottle bug traps.

Well, there's the proof in the pudding. And what a pudding it is!

Yep, the bug traps worked!

So now our cup runneth over.

Today's haul.

Today’s haul.

I pick as many as I can handle in the kitchen. I like to leave them sitting for a couple of days and then run them through the juicer. They make great juice, a little tangy but mellow. The Fuji’s were like sugar water in comparison, I like both. The green juice makes the best hot cider.

I like to set them out in this ginchee platter holder my mother-in-law gave me. My Grandma Ellen and Grandpa Harley are back there thinking about the apple tort I'm going to make.

I like to set them out in this ginchee platter holder my mother-in-law gave me. My Grandma Ellen and Grandpa Harley are back there thinking about the apple tort I’m going to make.

Meanwhile we notice new loofahs and they keep getting bigger every day.

The little spot at the bottom means this one is getting ready to dry out.

The little spot at the bottom means this one is getting ready to dry out.

 

There seems to be another one every day.

There seems to be another one every day.

 

This is the biggest one.

This is the biggest one, it’s starting to turn yellow.

 

We’ve been thinking, how will we get them out of the trees? My son thinks we will be able to pull the vines down. I think we might have to get a ladder. We’ll see.

 

 

 

 

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