After two solid weeks of wiping, washing, digging, painting, picking, sorting, stacking, pricing, arranging, mowing, and so on, my family’s apple orchard is open for the season!
Now that we have customers everywhere and staff behind counters, my summer hermit ways are a thing of the past. I enjoyed the solitude of working alone (minus those six hours deep cleaning the kitchen), but have missed seeing people.
We’ve got a wonderful crew of people on staff this year, from the retired men who pick apples to the high schoolers who wash them and the kind-hearted ladies who staff our store. One of my old church friends bakes for us four days a week, which is an absolute treat. It’s a pleasure to laugh and make jokes with someone that isn’t my parent or sibling!
Stop by this time next week for more about what it’s like to live on an apple orchard.