Red Delicious By the Lake

Red Delicious By the Lake

A brief interlude to celebrate the apple harvest occurs in early September.  Friends come to pick our harvest, sharing in the bounty of organic apples.  Most are not perfect but they are delicious.  This season, the Yellow Delicious and Jonathan trees in our back yard have a good amount.  In their honor I baked two cider/apple pies.  Yum.

Fallen apples litter the garden causing the Canada geese to visit for nibbling and sending an aroma of cider into the air.

Unfortunately two of the apple trees in the chapel garden are not doing well.  Our son Dirk is planting new trees to take their place, probably the dwarf varieties which produce so well.  The Red Delicious above is a dwarf that was an anniversary gift from my mother over 15 years ago.  The fruit is a seasonal reminder of heritage.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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  1. Yum indeed. I’ve been wanting to plant some apple trees.

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