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        10-20-2012, 01:07 PM
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    Doubt they will last that long Fly, I'm sure they will be long gone by July Maybe I should plan for that next year though!

    Maybe the nursery will have deals? The one we frequent does sometimes and will give a break if you get a lot of stuff. I have our name on a list for next spring, hoping that I'm high enough on the list to get them. Morgan asked for honeycrisp trees for her next birthday. Any suggestions on a good sauce apple that would be a cross-polinator for the hc's?
         
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        10-20-2012, 01:33 PM
      #122
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    Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
    Lockwood you are more than welcome to swing through next fall. As long as we don't have a drought there will be tons. Bring rubbermaid totes & a truck ;)
    You're on!
    I'll bring truck and stock trailer....mmmm K?

    Does this apple chart help?
    http://www.acnursery.com/apple_pollinizer.pdf

    I also checked my apple book- (my review of it is in the review section titled Apple Delight by Fuzzyface Place.....…awesome book!)
    Http://www.amazon.com/The-Apple-Lovers-Cookbook-Traverso/dp/0393065995/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350754227&sr=8-1&keywords=apple+lovers+cookbook
    They list these for good saucing apples:
    Tender-Tarts
    Black Twig
    Courtland
    Empire
    Jonathan
    Lady Apple
    Macoun (very tasty for in hand eating too)
    McIntosh

    Tender-Sweets
    Ambrosia
    Cox’s Orange Pippin
    Fameuse
    Fuji
    Gala
    Hudson’s Golden Gem
    Pomme Gris
    Spencer

    I make an old fashioned 24 hour slow cooked apple butter and so far have found Romes and Courtlands work very well. At least that’s what the folks who beat down my door for the stuff say.

    Romes aren’t the best for fresh eating, but they really shine in a sauce or baked application.
    My Grandpa’s Danish Baked Rome Apples-
    Leaving the skins on, core them almost all the way through, fill the hole with whatever- brown sugar, cinnamon/nutmeg, maple syrup, Cinnamon Red Hots candy, etc…
    Put into a baking dish with about an inch of water in the bottom and bake at 350 til soft, about 30 to 45 minutes.
    Voila- baked “apple pie” without the fat or heavy sugar.
    Great side dish, or with a dollop of cream for desert, and it does work ok with other varieties, but the Romes are to swoon over made like this.
         
        10-20-2012, 01:40 PM
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    That sounds like a winner to me. I'm sure I have something with 4 legs to put in the trailer to send home with you too

    Thanks for that chart, that is great! I will do some checking into the ones that you listed for sauce.
         
        10-20-2012, 01:49 PM
      #124
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    My garden?!?!---AARRRGGGHHH!! Drought took several crops, hardly enough tomatoes to can, ONE sweet potato grew, a couple of harvests of beets, good but not GREAT hot pepper havest, NO sweet peppers, even though I watered the heck out of the bed, squash bugs took some beautiful, early pumpkins. I've replanted (august/sept.) radishes, beets, carrots, spinach and turnips--NO OKRA AT ALL THIS YEAR, even though it usually grows like the weed it is.
    FINALLY broke the drought a few weeks back. Several local farmers gave up on their meager corn harvest and baled the fields for cattle round bales.
    Good report--I bought enough seed--2 acres worth to replant my 3/4 acre south pasture, and other spots. It wasn't dead, just needed tilling of about 1/6 of it, where the grass died and the weeds took. Should be finished seeding it this weekend.
    Lockwood, I'm logging out--too jealous to speak!!!
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        10-20-2012, 01:49 PM
      #125
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    Booooo no fair!! Honey crisp are our favorites but they will drop early here!

    Thanks for the chart too lockwood!! I'm all over that!
    Ahemmm, I'll race you to MHF's. Winner takes all! Got first dibs on her pony! Hopefully M takes after her momma and will wheel n deal behind her back with E!! Lol!!
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        10-20-2012, 02:14 PM
      #126
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    LOL Fly! M sent the pony home when time came to make the decision. He was the typical ornery pony, they got along just fine but in her words when asked what she wanted to do "Mom, let's take him home, I like riding Missy Mooly more." She gave up the cute welshie to cabbage onto my warmblood the little turd! I will send you home with Woodstock so Rick has a partner in crime.
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        10-20-2012, 02:31 PM
      #127
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    :). I would shake on that, but I don't think it would be good for my sanity! Rick alone drives me insane.
    Bummer on the pony, of course they go for the good stuff! What are we going to do when they can wear our clothes/shoes?!!!!
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        10-20-2012, 09:53 PM
      #128
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    Originally Posted by Corporal    
    My garden?!?!---AARRRGGGHHH!! Drought took several crops, hardly enough tomatoes to can, ONE sweet potato grew, a couple of harvests of beets, good but not GREAT hot pepper havest, NO sweet peppers, even though I watered the heck out of the bed, squash bugs took some beautiful, early pumpkins. I've replanted (august/sept.) radishes, beets, carrots, spinach and turnips--NO OKRA AT ALL THIS YEAR, even though it usually grows like the weed it is.
    FINALLY broke the drought a few weeks back. Several local farmers gave up on their meager corn harvest and baled the fields for cattle round bales.
    Good report--I bought enough seed--2 acres worth to replant my 3/4 acre south pasture, and other spots. It wasn't dead, just needed tilling of about 1/6 of it, where the grass died and the weeds took. Should be finished seeding it this weekend.
    Lockwood, I'm logging out--too jealous to speak!!!





    MHF- I'll swap you two of my four leggers for one of yours!

    Fly- Only room for one sassy pony around here, and that would be ME!







         
        10-20-2012, 10:05 PM
      #129
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    Lockwood, you got yourself a deal! Bring me those longears! Which one of my brats do ya want?

    Fly, yes I would imagine that those two would be pretty good at causing some sanity issues. I can hear it now "herp derp, whatcha wanta do to make her craaaazy today?" "I know, let's open all the gates and turn on all the things that were off and turn off what was on and then we can play dead so she won't blame us...."
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        10-20-2012, 10:25 PM
      #130
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    Hmmm...
    *Lockwood is thinking of how the he!! She will ever get the longears on a trailer because the previous owner was a "big strong girl" and picked them up and Put them on a trailer, which actually scared Lockwood a little bit*

    Yeah, I think I could could call a friend to help me load them.
    I'll take one that loves kids and who gains weight if they even smell grain. So long as that one is not Woodstock.
    (Sorry Woodstock)
         

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