This a blog about my quilting and crafting adventures, but it is also about a Quilter’s Life and quilters have to eat! (If we did not eat we would be gaunt and wasted, face down on our sewing machines or lying across our piles of fabric…)
So this post is about food. A most wonderful food in particular – pie – Apple Pie!
As I mentioned in prior posts, I ditched hiking Pilot Butte for a while and instead I have been going on bike rides – at least 3 – 4 times a week. On my bike rides I would pass by a huge Granny Smith apple tree (or a tree with very “Granny Smith” looking green apples). The tree was in a neglected yard; in a house that looked like either the occupants moved out or were on a long vacation.
It became clear that the apples were all going to just fall to the ground and go to waste. I was torn between “apple theft” and watching perfectly good apples all go to waste.
I chose…(let’s not use the word “theft”)…Apple Liberation!
During several bike trips, I freed enough apples for a pie for myself and a pie for my neighbor (who is quite the baker).
During my second round of picking apples, a neighborhood resident on a walk sauntered by, and I felt obligated to explain what I was doing. He confirmed that it was the right thing to do and he grabbed an apple for himself and continued on his walk!
I would like to think when/if the occupants return to the house they will be happy that the apples did not go to waste.
And now I have pie:
And life is always better with pie!
More neighborhood fruit to come: I have spotted two neglected pear trees with fruit getting close to ripening!