Buy props used in MaryJane’s books and magazine!
All proceeds (minus shipping and packing) will benefit www.firstbook.org, a non-profit that provides new books to children from low-income families throughout the U.S. and Canada.
MaryJane will post a photo of the prop and its cost here along with a few details as to its condition. The first person to call the farm and talk with Brian, 208-882-6819, becomes the new owner of a little bit of herstory. Shipping will be either USPS or UPS, our choice. No returns.
Those apples are so beautiful at your farm!! What kind are they? They look so big and pretty with the red and yellow/green ends. I bet they are perfect to grab off the tree for a snack too.
So, I got out my apple book and here are my two guesses for what variety these apples are: Empire; Jonagold. Did I get it right?
We’ll need to get you out here to ID our apples, Miss Winnie Appleseed. I inherited quite a few apple and fruit trees (an entire orchard actually) when I bought my original 5 acres in 1986 from two bachelor brothers who were born and died here. The first year I was here, I planted more fruit trees but lost those records in my house fire.
Wow, how lucky you are to have such a beautiful orchard. I wish I could come and try to identify your apples! Hey, I like the title, “Winnie Appleseed” as I sit here with my new Farmgirl Shirt on!!
As far as identifying apples, I am actually going to get a mini lesson on October 1, when I visit the orchard of John Bunker in Palermo, Maine. He has devoted his life to growing apples and restoring regional heirloom varieties. I purchased his book from their online store, wrote a message about how much I was an apple enthusiast, he signed the book, and I read it like a textbook. When I found out we were going to be near him on our upcoming trip, I wrote and asked if I could visit(sound familiar?) his orchard and he said YES!! Whoop!! Lessons at the feet of a true walking apple encyclopedia! My latest books from the Virginia trip have great color photos, so that is what I used this am to guess. I wonder if I am right on the varieties?
I received an advance galley for a Storey book called “Grow a Little Fruit Tree; simple pruning techniques for small-space, easy-harvest fruit trees.” If I send it to you, can you write a review for us?