16 responses

  1. Sue
    October 16, 2013

    Your Belle is a beautiful tree. I was disappointed when I looked it up to see it does not like COLD or dry soil—of which I have both. Such a pretty thing. Ah well………….

    Your dogs look so content. They are indeed living the good life!

  2. Scott Weber
    October 16, 2013

    They are such sweeties! I’m a bit of an apple addict as well…never heard of those two varieties, however. One of our area nurseries had their apple-tasting festival last weekend…and I always scoop up a big sack of my favorites…the Cox Orange Pippin and Cortlands…delicious!
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    • Tom
      October 16, 2013

      Ah Scott, you have good taste in gardens AND apples. While I don’t grow Cox Orange Pippin, I did plant a Cherry Cox Pippin and its flavor is a surprise to your tastebuds. Su-weet and tart all at once.
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  3. Eileen
    October 17, 2013

    I have been feeding Pipi apples this past week. Her weight has ballooned recently :( and instead of the usual doggie treat, I’m also thinking, AN APPLE a DAY…

  4. stacey west feather
    October 17, 2013

    My goal by the time I am 50, I have 7 more years, is to have an established fruit orchard. I will have to see if these two varieties will grow on Beaty’s Creek. Love your blog and your pups!

    • Tom
      October 17, 2013

      Hi Stacey, Here’s to your fruit orchard! Check with your local extension for disease resistant varieties. It really helps in the long run.
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  5. Diane
    October 17, 2013

    Looking forward to reading about the gas-harnassing apparatus soon, Tom! Our chickens, ducks, rabbit and resident deer are enjoying an abundance of King apples this season, but our canine companion isn’t so fond of them. Her favorite? Asian pears! She’ll munch on those all day long. A friend welcomed a 2-year old English bulldog into her life recently and I sent her to your blog. I trust she’ll be entertained at her computer and with her new companion. So glad Denise and I got to visit Tall Clover Farm this summer. Your blog subject matter, photos, humor and reminders of what’s important continue to feed me.

    • Tom
      October 19, 2013

      Diane, I may just back them up to the hearth and utilize their talents for starting fires in the fireplace. ;-) And as for King apples, I love ‘em. They usually are pretty huge, 3-4 apples makes a pie. I bet your friend is in love with her big ball of wrinkles and fur, nothing like a bulldog in the house. Give my best to Denise, and let me know any time the spirit moves you for a return visit. And thank you for the kind words, and I will be sure to thank Mr. Mitch for being the one to introduce us.
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  6. Margaret
    October 17, 2013

    Years ago I had a dog that the vet discovered was allergic to beef. While I was clearing the cabinets of all the beef bones, she grabbed a carrot from the counter and I was amazed to discover she loved them! Hence, my lovely Pepper girl became a canine vegetarian!

    I’m also an apple junkie enjoying them fresh the most but wouldn’t turn away a slice of pie.

  7. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie)
    October 18, 2013

    I live in the cold north, too, but a neighbour has the most beautiful apples that just fall and become wasp infested. Next season I will be knocking on her door with my ladder and a basket. I would love some cider.
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    • Tom
      October 19, 2013

      Sarah, that is a heart breaker, watching good apples fall to the ground to rot. Yep, once she gets a taste of your cider, she’ll likely provide a ladder and supervision. ;-)
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  8. Mark Kotzer (and Lauren)
    October 20, 2013

    Another great post. Of course, Lauren and I are always particularly fond of those where your dogs play a prominent role. Have you ever thought of writing a book or a memoir – perhaps from the perspective of Boz & Gracie? With your wit and creative take of your island adventures, I can’t help but think it would be a big hit!

    • Tom
      October 21, 2013

      Mark I really like that idea, and I have several friends who are illustrators. Hmm, for our first adventure in a series…Boz and Gracie Get Engaged at Point Robinson. ;-)

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