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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2016 at 9:56am

Daniel, that's interesting that the apple symbol showed on your tablet, but not your laptop.  I'm thinking I should refrain from posting symbols, as they may not show correctly on some computers.

The last year, I've been using the degree symbol on my temperature readings, and think now I should stop that also.

How many of you don't see the apple computer symbol here?   

How many don't see the temperature degree symbol here?  °

How many don't see the ohm symbol here?  Ω

How many don't see the cent symbol here?  ¢

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2016 at 9:44am

Daniel, I didn't know, and was surprised that store apples were that far from tree ripened.  Like you, I'm sure that I would like them much better if they were tree ripened.

After reading your post, I remember many years ago eating apples off of trees and enjoying them.  But I enjoyed the tart ones best, and even ate some of the sweet ones before they were fully ripe, because they were sour.  

If I ever get more land, I'll plant some.  I think I have room here for a small crabapple.  Do you think it's too late to take a cutting off of one I like and try rooting it?

You may remember that I tried it before from a crabapple that I found a little over a mile from here, and liked the taste of.  Those cuttings never grew, but I tried it in the spring and you said I would probably have better results in the fall.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 6, 2016 at 9:29am

Kathy & Daniel, thanks for the welcome.  

I enjoy seeing the posts from all you regulars, and miss the ones that disappeared, even though I don't mention it.

I've often wondered about one person in particular that stopped posting, because I may have had something to do with her dropping-out.  I can't remember her name, but I think Joan said she communicated with her just after she quit the group, and I think quit gardening.

I was concerned that part of the reason she quit was because I said I bought the same garden cart she had, and had more negative things to say about it than positive.  

Joan, is that one of the reasons she quit?

Comment by Randall Smith on December 6, 2016 at 7:55am

On my farm, we've planted an apple orchard a couple years ago. So we're hoping for some fruit in '17. Can't tell you what we planted! Nate (SIL) bought a whole bunch of apples to make cider. He's hosting an "open house" at his market this Sat. for a one day end of season event. I doubt if it'll be successful, but he and my daughter are the eternal optimists.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 5, 2016 at 3:14pm
Daniel, it was fun working together. And it made us a close family to this day. With the exception of me being atheist. Mom made her biscuits from scratch similar to your gmoms pie crust.
Spud, it's good to have you back with us on a regular basis.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 5, 2016 at 11:27am

Daniel, here's hoping your  trees give you some good fruit next season.  The way I've been planting trees in the past, I would expect it to take 2 or 3 seasons, but I suspect your method of planting (which I intend to use from now on), will give you some produce new season.

By the way, I didn't purposely put the  computer symbol in my first sentence.  I typed "apple", but the computer changed it to , and I decided to leave it in.  

Not being an apple lover, this is the first time I've typed the word since using my new computer, so it's the first time that has happened.

Comment by kathy: ky on December 4, 2016 at 4:48pm
That should have been cooked in not cooled in.
Comment by kathy: ky on December 4, 2016 at 4:46pm
Joan, I don't have that recipe and neither do my sisters. I guess it died with mom. Mom never used a recipient that I recall. She had just made the same things the same way every year. She could always tell by taste if it was right. And we're talking making a dozen or more quarts every batch. Several times during the summer. With the five of us kids working alongside her to core and quarter the apples, green tomatoes, sweet green peppers, onions and the few hot peppers that made the hot variety added during the last batch. With the younger kids working the hand cranked grinder. If you ever feel really ambitious I tell you the tart apples and green tomatoes were drained before being put in the pot. I remember mom hanging them in a clean pillow case on the line to drip. Vinegar and sugar was what she cooled it in. With several table spoons of lemon juice. Everything was coarsely ground.
I found some recipes on the web are similar but with major differences. They used cinnamon or garlic and several other odd spices. Mom just used sugar, salt and apple cider vinegar.
Comment by Idaho Spud on December 4, 2016 at 12:26pm

Daniel, I'm also amazed at your ambition, and I'm sure your garden will appreciate all the leaves you feed it.

Joan, your Paradise Acres looks beautiful, and I too am glad you've got your spirit back.

Comment by Randall Smith on December 4, 2016 at 7:29am

I agree with Joan, Daniel. Your work ethic is incredible and inspirational. My neighbors have no garden and consider sitting on a lawn mower for 3 hours every 3 days is work and exercise. Even at a quarter mile away, I hate hearing their noisy mower.

I didn't quite get my geraniums indoors in time. The frost got them. No matter. They seldom survive anyway.

Joan, it does look like "Paradise" where you now reside. I'm so glad you're happy and positive.

 

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