Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Stalker and getting busted for stealing apples..

I was so jealous of Cindy at Applestone Cottage  (visit her here….)

http://applestonecottage.blogspot.com

a couple of weeks ago, with all her beautiful apple trees…we just don’t have any in this part of Colorado….Well, I said something to my hubby and he said he thought one of our neighbors had apple trees – he would call to see.  We have some great neighbors about a mile away and my hubby has known the gentleman for quite some time. I have met the gentleman a couple of times and have been on his and his families lovely acreage several times.  Anyway, seems the wife (whom I never met) didn’t know who we were, when she spotted my hubby picking apples…APPLE THIEF ! Everything turned out O.K. – we weren’t stealing and the cops were not called….Anyway, turns out the neighbors have the most lovely apple orchard with many types of apples…we just picked a large basketful but, was told that the trees produce about 700 bushels a year….The couple is nicest ever and I am going to get some pictures printed that I have taken of their property and present them to them as a small thank you. Enjoy !

012 Now look at this beautiful yard… This is the same area that I took the lilac pictures in the spring and the fishing pictures.

014 My hubby was very helpful !

016 One must pick apples in PJ’s as my fifteen year old did !

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040  038 049My hubby has been telling me about sunflower fields growing over the hill on the road we live on…..of course they were in full bloom right before me surgery and during recovery….I didn’t get to see them (I thought my hubby was talking about an acre or two – not fields and fields..Take a look – I think they like very sad now but, imagine what they looked like in full bloom in the rolling little hills. I hope they grow them again next year, as I will be there with camera in hand.

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076  We drove to another area to get a couple of orphan corn stalks – Hence the name “The Stalker” – which my hubby was claimed. LOL ! We were to add them by the wagon out front….then it snowed a foot !

058 This is my car – see how big it is….just wonderful to hall all kinds of treasures ! Note – it is my FAVORITE COLOR – BLACK !!!

060 I didn’t get out of the car but for a bit – it was raining buckets and we got soaked to the bone….

072Our home is South of here on the same road… I’m not kidding when I say I live in the country.

I am linking up with Susan for Outdoor Wednesday. Here is her link:

http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/

Hugs ~ Kammy

65 comments:

Sherri S said...

My favorite flower is a sunflower! They do look sad faces all down. I bet that field IS amazing in full bloom. Your photos are stunning!

Kathleen said...

SNOW!!! OH NO!
I love apples, and I am jealous of Cindy and now you!
The you pick orchard here charges 27.00 a bag (20 lbs)
This is the first year since 1990 we didn't go..but that is just too darn expensive!!
Enjoy your apples...I love cooking with apples...cut them up, simmer them in some butter, onion, powdered mustard, cinnamon and some apricot brandy. Put them on your pork or chicken..delicious!

Julie said...

Hey Kammy, Looks like y'all had a great day...What are you planning on makeing with all those apples?
xoxo
Julie

Ebie said...

I am jealous, too! And look at those trees (orchard) full of apples! Tons of delicious recipes for apples. Enjoy them and you have great neighbors too!

Ebie's Outdoor Wednesday.

Blue Creek Home said...

What an adventure you guys had!!! I love the apple thief story!
Something special about picking apples. I haven't done it in years.
Rhonda

LDH said...

Beautiful pictures... I even love the basket you used to collect the apples. So nice to visit your Outdoor Wednesday post!

Shelia said...

Hi, Kammy! Oh, look at those beautiful apples! I'm so glad y'all didn't get hauled off to jail! :)
Nice sunflower too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Charlene said...

Kammy those photos of the apple trees are amazing!!!! You have a real knack for photography. My camera died & I am hunting for a new one. What kind do you use to get these wonderful clear photos? Did you take photography classes? Loved the field of flowers too. I agree that a few weeks ago would make all the differnce.

Sandra said...

How exciting! I was lol @ the apple thief part. hee hee Have a great evening.
Sandra

susan said...

I have not picked apples since I was a little girl. My grandparent in North Carolina had a very small orchard. I really like them dried the best! Can't believe you have snow and can't believe you got the 15 year old out to pick apples!!! I think we are going to look into building an ark around here :)

Kat said...

Hi Kammy! I once knew a girl named Kammy spelled with a c though, what a pretty name. Oh I love the apples you got to pick off your nice neighbors tree farm. Living in CA we have lots of apple trees. I had no idea CO didn't have so many. Lovely sunflower photo, very vibrant. Have a nice day!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Kammy, your photos are gorgeous. I could smell and taste those apples! What fun!

Lori E said...

You are lucky you didn't get shot. Those apples look perfect. I bet they have such flavor.
The sunflowers make me think of Italy, not that I have been yet but one day.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

We have 1 apple tree in our backyard. But our apples are ready to pick at the end of spring. You are lucky to have such nice neighbors. And I bet the sun flowers were fabulous when they were in their hay day. Glad to have you back to blogging. We missed you.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Kammy,
That is so darn cute!! Thanks for thinking of me and the little plug! Your pics are so nice, I love your coat and the apples look really fabulous!! My daughter would be out picking in her jammies too! I am so glad your feeling better and looks like we have a lot in common! We're both out in the boonies and our weather is pretty similar as well! Have a great week too, Cindy

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Kammy, Apple picking is the epitome of fall. How wonderful. Looks like you'll have plenty for apple pie. Happy OW!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a divine post and trip you took us on.

I am like you... i sooo much enjoy apples. *sigh* i swear I am going to get out and get some and bake a cobbler.

:)

If you have a moment — I would love you to stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The apple photos are gorgeous. What a great day. Thanks for bringing us along for the ride!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful apple picking pictures, Kammy!!! How fun!!! What are you going to make with them?

xoxo
Jane

Riet said...

All great pictures. I especialy love those of the apples.
Have a nice day

Mieke said...

Having nice neighbors with apple trees is a true blessing ! I love the pictures.

Tricia Anne said...

Good Morning Kammy.
I don't know where to start. You have so many treasures there! :o) How kind of your neighbor to let you pick all those apples. Is there a pie coming from them? :o)
I can only imagine what those acres of sunflowers must have looked like!
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Rhondi said...

What an adventure you had! Thanks for the beautiful photos. I'm sure you will enjoy using the apples to make some delicious things.

erin said...

such beautiful photos and your hubby is a good man! did you say snow?!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The only thing better than a tree full of apples, is an apple tree in bloom in the spring. The photo of acres and acres of sunflowers is amazing. I could use some of those apples to make pies. We have made 2 apple pies so far this fall.

Willow said...

What a wonderful trip for you and the family. I too love sunflowers. Hey you will have to make an apple crumb pie with those apples. I can just smell it now.

Willow

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad she did not call the police on you. :) Great pictures. Rain again today - just glad we have not had the snow.

Joyce said...

Love the apple picking photos and yes next year go back and shoot those sunflowers with your camera and not the gun:) Your kitchen transformation is amazing. I have a KA dishwasher and I just love it. Glad to see you are all better and back in the saddle again or at least in the camera saddle bag again:) Your sense of humor with the post with cow on death row cracked me up. Snow? I am wearing shorts and have on the AC today. Mother nature sure is a funny gal too:)
Joyce

LV said...

You may call your farm small, but I would say it is very large. Your post makes farm living look easy again. I wish I had a sack of those apples. Glad you took the time to visit today.

Beverly said...

Love the pictures.
I would LOVE to have some of those fresh apples for a pie, cobbler, sauce, the list goes on and on!

Lynette said...

Love all your photos and I cannot wait to see that sunflower field next year when you get out there and snap so pics while it is in full bloom!!

What a great idea to have some framed prints for the apple lady - I know she'll be so touched at your thoughtfulness!! And, I can't wait to see those pics next spring when those trees are all in bloom!

Happy Tuesday -

ellen b. said...

Kammy! Your photos are all so great. How fun to be able to pick apples in this private orchard. I'm glad you didn't get arrested :0)
That is a great treasure hauling vehicle!!

g.suzie said...

Kammy, you are lucky to have neighbors to share such beautiful friut with you! And as for your daughter in her pj's, sometimes I do some of my best work in mine too. . .I'll be looking for the post with the finished product, apple pies, or something yummy. . .

Mary said...

What wonderful photos! It's a shame you missed the sunflowers in bloom. When they bloom in masses they are gorgeous things. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Pauline said...

oh that would have been a site with all the sunflowers. We went to pick apples and the season ended early due to the fires :( your apples look awesome.

Christina said...

How awesome is that. We have to go to the mountains for apples every year. I love making apples sauce and just freezing some for something my kiddos call butter apples---basically just country cooked apples.

Ali said...

Glad all worked out about the apples, that's funny. I bet that sunflower field was just beautiful! Hope you get to see it and take pics next year =)

Jane said...

Really enjoyed reading your post. The countryside looks beautiful and the apples look delicious. Glad the family could join you for "stealing and stalking" :-)
Jane

Deanna said...

Green apples bring back to mind some cherished childhood memories at Grandma's!
Thx for sharing your adventures,
d

Maya said...

That is so cool... that you got to pick some apples after all!!!

The Barnett Family said...

Farmers have started growing Sunflowers as a crop in my neck of the world. They are a beautiful sight to behold!!! Hope you get to see them in their FULL beauty next year. Luckily, my brothers-in-law have a corn crop this year....I was able to get all the corn stalks I wanted for my fall decor.

Blessings!
Tonya

Ms.Daisy said...

Hi Kammy,
I'll just bet they are raising those sunflowers for bird seed!! LOL!
The apple trees look wonderful with their branches hanging so low with their heavy load of apples!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

~Jean

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Kammy,

I love sunflowers and i agree, they do look sad with their beautiful faces hanging down.

Thank you for sharing!

~ Tracy

Shirley said...

I live in New York where there are lots of apple orchards. We pick our own every year and fill up on apple cider donuts when we're through.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great outdoor photos, Kammy!! How have you been?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Kammy!

It's been so cold in Colorado this season, hasn't it? Those apples look so good! Almost every year when my kids were little we'd go apple picking upstate..I miss it!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Carly said...

beautiful fall pictures!

James said...

I love sunflowers and apple trees, I lucky enough to have both close by. I really enjoyed your pictures. That basket of apples looks wonderful.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Kammy! What a fun day you all had. When I was a child, we had one tree that bore apples, and it was usually a small yield. But we had pear trees galore.

Now, that I'm older and have lived in Florida since I was in college, I became familiar with citrus trees.

I can't believe you all have snow! WOW! We are having a heat wave... 90 degrees. I wish it would cool off some here.

I noticed your little fur babies on the side bar... it Cruzier a Min Pin? I had two that are now gone, but they had such funny little personalities. I have been thinking about a chihuahua this time, but the timing just hasn't worked out yet. We shall see...

Thanks for dropping by. I love Cindy, too!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bonnie said...

You have a wonderful blog. Love you post today. Those apples are gorgeous and it looks like your family was having fun.

Amy said...

You have many gems where you live. What a nice day you had and great images.

xinex said...

Wow, Kammy! Those apples looks so good. What a lovely property! And the sunflower fields...I can just imagine how pretty they are when in season, so abundant!....Christine

Dirt Princess said...

How much fun! Those apples like so delish!!! I love it where you live...I love the country!

Baba's Special Babies said...

Wow... Kammy, the apple trees are loaded with all of the delicious apples...how fun to pick them fresh and use them in recipes or just eat them raw...apples and cheese for me!

Thanks for your visit to my place today..hugs, baba

hip chick said...

Oh it looks like you had a great harvest!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Looks like you had a great time. Now what will you make out of all of those beautiful apples? Stop by when you can, I have just opened Cottage Loft Boutique. Hugs, Connie

Pam said...

What a fun day. I love picking fruit right from the tree. Those apples look delicious!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Wow! Do you live near Tricia of Boutelle family zoo? She had just such a field of sunflowers too. And she is also expecting snow! I just wonderf if you're neighbors (she left a comment on my post today if you dont know her).
Great pictures. Leaves me wanting to go to the orchard. I hope you make some good things to warm your belly.
BTW- featuring your love affiar with craig tmorrow. LOL

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hi Kammy~ Now that you've got all those apples...I'm looking forward to seeing the delicious recipes I'm sure you'll be creating!
My favorite apple is honey Crisp, but it has a very short season here. I've managed to get them at our outdoor Farmers Market before they closed for the winter. I'm always left wanting more. It's the same way with peaches.

I can't believe you've gotten snowfall!?! Hmmm, there's your first inspiration for your apples...Hot apple cider!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Sorry Kammy...I realize it was Cindy that had snow. I'm sure the cider will warm you up from the chilly wet weather too.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Tootsie said...

I bet those sunflower fields were awesome!!! sorry you missed them! I loved seeing the apple fiasco turned out well...lol
have a great weekend

Stacey said...

Hello! I found your blog earlier this week and was in awe. I was in at work at the time and sat there and read the whole thing...I just couldn't pull away from all of your great decorating. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to the future goodies you show us! =) Hugs!

Dawn said...

Ha ha! Apple thief and corn stalker! What a guy! Actually, he sounds like a real gem for going to all that trouble with you. I hope you do get photos of the sunflower field next year!

Did you see what Cindy's hubby did to their garage doors at Applestone Cottage? I don't remember if it was a recent post. Sometimes I read way back to older posts when I have time. Anyway, he used paint an wood cutouts to make regular doors look like expensive carriage doors. It was amazing!
Hugs,
Dawn

erica said...

I love all your pictures......I just came across your blog. Thanks for sharing. Love, love apples.

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Beautiful pics!