Parkers many prayers to "bless the fruit trees" reached the heavens and were answered.
After 5 years of trying to get some fruit on our fruit trees and having little success we were finally able to have quite the harvest. The Gala's were the first to arrive. We picked nearly 50 or 60 and more have been picked by friends and neighbors. The Empire's weren't outdone by his neighbor as they too produced nice tart apples.
The raspberries are taking over the garden. No worries, Parker and the neighbors find a way to keep them in check. Those who make it into the house find their way in pancakes, on waffles, or in cereal. Even Brock has it mixed in his oatmeal every now and again (the only way to enjoy oatmeal)
The peaches were scarce but quality v. quantity was the method here as we had about 11 total peaches but the peaches produced were softball sized.
The grapes were the cherry on topas we were able to produce 8 quarts of grape juice and loads of table grapes as well.
We are grateful for a wonderful harvest and for a boy who never forgets the "fruit trees" in his prayers.