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Low Hanging Fruit
August 8, 2011, 3:17 pm
Filed under: August 2011
Last years clearance apple tree

August 8, 2011

 
     This picture is of a few apples hanging on a branch of a tree we bought in the late spring of 2010. It was half price. I planted it and thought what the heck, if it grows it grows. I guess you could say that I picked low hanging fruit that day at the tree and shrub sale. We bought this Gala and a McIntosh to start our little orchard. So far so good 😮
 
     The orchard is made up of semi-dwarf trees. The fruit may take a step-ladder to pick one day, but still not the job of standard trees. I am looking out for my old age. I do, however, think I will plant some standard trees around the farm for my grandchildren to harvest one day.
 
     We got a nice rain last night. It measured three-quarters of an inch in the rain gauge. It came down slow and steady soaking into the ground. It sure made things jump today. The zucchini is in HIGH gear!  Talk about low hanging fruit!
 
     I have a friend who is under the weather a bit today. He is having some surgery that everyone calls routine. I think they don’t have chores to do. Small surgeries, bad flu or even a twisted ankle makes choretime a bummer. The animals don’t understand. They are counting on you … sick or not. It might be routine if all you do is lay on the couch and watch TV.
 
     He lives too far away for me to go help and make it home in time to do my own chores. I would help if I could and it pleases me to know that he knows I would too. His wife will be the chore person today and for the next few days. It’s a good thing she is a trooper and that she really loves her husband.  He is lucky too to have such a great partner. In this case, it’s a good thing he didn’t settle for the low hanging fruit.
 
     I believe there is merit when taking the easy way, but I have found, that the stuff worth getting is well worth the effort. Don’t settle for the low hanging fruit, reach for the good stuff. The highest fruit on the tree is often the sweetest..raise the bar, reach for the stars..go get the ladder.
 
 
 
 
   

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If someone calls a surgery “routine”, they are saying that because it’s not theirs! Hope your friend is okay.

Comment by Aunt June

never fear the rain will certainly come this week is fair week hahahaha!!!!

Comment by Donna aka Gert




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