Sunday, October 11, 2015

Stop! Thief!

While the herd has been circling round the apple trees, dreaming and scheming how to break in, I've been lying awake at night worried that they will.  Death-by-apple would be unbearable, time to take action.  I picked up three heaping muck buckets worth of apples under just one tree that usually produces no more than a dozen.  These are headed for the pigs over at FB's, far away from little velvety donkey lips.

Most years, the deer get to all the fallen apples before it becomes an issue.  This year, there are too many apples even for the deer to keep up with.  I don't think that has ever happened before.


As usual, my efforts to protect the donkeys from themselves was not appreciated. 

"STOP!  Thief!  Put those apples down Ma.  Step awaaaay from the tree."

"You just come out of there real slow, apples in hand and no one has to get hurt."




10 comments:

  1. Busted! That is one full tree- I will say that.

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  2. Our equine are pastured in area with wild apples and they eat them. However we have about 12 equine eating and grazing and only about 4 apple trees. The deer share with them too.
    The cattle swoop in for the clean up afterwards.

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  3. Holy crap that is a buttload of apples lady! I bet the equines were a bit ticked off that the goods were going to p.i.g.s!

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  4. I didn't know horses/equines could ever have too many apples? Good to know!

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  5. Why can't they have them? Are they a choking hazard?

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  6. I have never seen so many apples on ONE tree!

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  7. Wow that is a lot of apples! I'd love to have a handful myself!

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  8. Wow, that's a lot of apples!!! Never imagined so many on one tree.

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  9. Man that tree is nothing but apple!

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