Sadie Piper has practice at Bates Dance Studio every Monday evening. When she goes to that Beckham, Berkley and I go on what they call Inventures (“Adventures” pronounced wrongly). Usually we go to places I found while on a bike ride or driving around. This past Monday we went Fruiting.
We found a house with apple & pear trees all over the backyard and knocked on the door to see if we could pick some (still using the Eric Tippins “just ask” philosophy).
The house is in south manhattan and was built 150 years ago. The river used to back up to it before changing routes after a flood. It was where the ferry would bring people across and thus the original entrance to Manhattan. It was interesting to think that many of the names on streets in town likely ate fruit from the same trees we were now picking from.
You can see below they had a picker for high fruit which was a blast to use.
Berkley loved that she could reach some fruit.
Got one! Did you pick it up off the ground? No, off that little apple tree.
We also picked a few leftover watermelons from a field.
Got caught in a spider web, where is Sting when you need it?
We may have jumped the gun on Halloween as well.