Thursday, December 26, 2013

RIP Apple Tree

I've blogged before about how much we loved the apple tree that resided in our front yard for so many years.  It provided us with many an apple pie; with apple butter and apple jellies.  The boys would grab apples as they walked by, to eat as a snack.  The deer sheltered under the branches, munching the apples when they fell to the ground. 

It was a sad, sad day when a windstorm blew the apple tree down recently.  We truly will miss it next fall.  RIP apple tree.

25 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

Oh that's too bad. Is it too late to stake it up? I had several trees flat to the ground after hurricane Hugo many moons ago. I staked them up and was surprised they made it and are now huge trees.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

It was a bad wind that could do that to an apple tree. I don't have any here other than a wild one of some kind. If I had money, I would have a bunch planted on the hill. You will have to go out to Peter's orchard, he tries to go light on pesticides and he also has peaches. She sells baked goods at the farmer's market.

Willow said...

Aw, perhaps the boys can plant a new one next year !
The old one sounds like it will be missed. We have a very old apple tree (just one) on our farm too.

mail4rosey said...

I hate when the favorite trees get blown over. :(

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am sorry! It looks like it gave your family a lot of joy.

TexWisGirl said...

i hate losing any good trees, but fruit-bearing ones are especially hard to lose!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Those winds can damage...RIP tree

Chatty Crone said...

It is sad when a live tree that gave so much went/blew over. I'm sorry. Can you plant another? sandie

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh, how sad.
Will you be able to make something out of the wood as a memory? Even cutting a branch into disks for coasters or something would be cool...

Carol said...

Yes, it did make the best pies. Sorry to see it down.

Lady Lilith said...

Oh my. That would make me very sad. Storms can cause a lot of harm.

Karen said...

oooh, that is definitely a bummer.

Maybe next spring you can plant a replacement.

Barbara said...

Oh no! That is so sad. Have you planted another?

Becca said...

That is so sad! I hope you are able to plant a new tree to replace it!

angel shrout said...

Ours got taken out a couple of years ago by a nasty windstorm as well. I have planted 2 more in its place but I sure do miss that one terribly.

Out on the prairie said...

Sad to lose a tree, but the wood is good cooking and smoking wood for meats.Makes chicken almost a steak.

Maggid said...

It Was a Great Tree . . .

I Know you'll notice right away when some New Blessing Arrives in your world - that gives and creates new Family Stories for generations to come.

This is gonna be a Great Year.

Terri Buster said...

Oh- that would upset me too- It does look like it might be worth a try at staking it back up though!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Oh, I'm sorry about your apple tree. It's hard to lose a tree. They are such a part of our landscape and habitat for the animals. Maybe y'all can plant another one in the spring.

Lin said...

I'm guessing it was probably sick---that's why it fell. We had that happen to our apple tree and half of the roots were dead. :( Maybe you can plant a new one in the spring?!

I hope so.

Harry Flashman said...

I remember when that happened. Maybe you could plant another one, you are still young.

Linda said...

Sorry to see that you lost your apple tree.

I hope the boys had a great Christmas.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh poor little tree!
love
tweedles

A Quiet Corner said...

It is sad to see the trees that we leaned on leave us but I'm sure you and Paul will do/get better!...:)JP

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, that is SO sad. What a sweet and resourceful tree you had. I hope you can plant another??