Apple, Pi
Friday March 13th 2015, 9:56 pm
Filed under: Family,Food,Garden,Life

Remember last September when I lifted Parker up high to pick the last two apples off our Fuji tree?

Turns out he sure did.

So last weekend while we were at their house he had his mommy cut him up an apple, sliced across the equator so he could pick the seeds out and offer them to me. He was telling me I could plant them. He offered me the other half of the apple but I let him eat mine, too. He likes apples. He likes picking out the seeds. So that was fine by him.

Kim explained so I would be clued in as to what a gift I was being offered.

Parker is totally sold on this idea of apple seeds growing into apple trees and then apples growing on those trees and starting the whole apple cycle all over again. Turns out he’s been saving all his and burying them down in the ground while taking walks, at the park, wherever it looks to him like it might be a good spot. Might take awhile but he’s ready to see it happen and he’s getting them started and knowing that I too like apple trees, he wanted to share the possibility with me of my making my own, too. From his seeds! So it would be our tree together!

My plate got cleared from the table by one of the menfolk who’d missed that conversation while I was trying to find something to take them home in to plant because how could I not. (The coin part of my wallet. That would have done it. Didn’t think of it fast enough.) I was thinking I would send him pictures as one sprouted and grew in a little pot and we would see where it went from there. (Not worrying about chill hour needs yet–what variety was that?)

Gone. Oh oops.

To my relief Parker took it as no big deal. There will be more apples to eat. He’s on it.

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I loved the story of Johnny Appleseed. Thanks for the reminder. I had to check if I ever told my daughter the story and YUP! there’s a version in the great book “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs” compiled by Amy L. Cohn.

Comment by LynnM 03.14.15 @ 1:40 am

Parker is your very own Johnny Appleseed and such an inspiration to other kids to be mindful of where good food comes from. What a great story!

Comment by Chris B 03.14.15 @ 7:12 am

Happy Pi Day! You’ll be able to make peach pie soon!

Comment by twinsetellen 03.14.15 @ 1:26 pm

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