Week #47 – Fall
Week 47. Fall. What was fall like where and when you grew up? Describe not only the climate, but how the season influenced your activities, food choices, etc.
I always loved Fall at Twin Lakes, the crowds have left for school, and usually it is very calm and so you get the mirror like lake reflecting the trees on the other side of the lake. The yellow trees are larch (tamarack) and they look like a fir tree in the summer, but loose their needles in the fall like a deciduous tree. Several years ago I planted a couple of pear trees, a couple of cherry trees, four apple trees and a plum tree. The pear tree has been loaded for the last several years, and lots of pie cherries this year also, but the most fruit we got was apples, about three boxes all together, so we have been making apple crisps for the freezer, and apple pies also for the freezer. I have been having a baked apple for lunch every day for a month now. (Core the apple, fill with brown sugar and raisins, and microwave for three minutes, be sure to cover as they spit during cooking.) We had such a late spring this year so all the fruit was late in ripening, but they all seemed to produce well.