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Week in Photos: Apple Picking on the Family Farm

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I’m on the road this week visiting my family in Illinois. My dad and grandpa and I did some serious apple picking out at our family farm. The trees were so loaded some of the branches had broken or had bent and touching the ground. Some went to the local shelters and more bags were packed up for family and friends.

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Grandpa and Dad in front of some Jonathan apple trees. The corn and soy beans still hasn’t been harvested yet. They have a few more weeks left. We really need about 1/2″ more rain for the soybeans – fingers crossed.

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These trees were planted about 40 years ago. I remember picking trees at the older orchard with my great-grandparents when I was a kid.

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I wish I could take a basket of apples back to LA – but alas I have to eat them here. Nom-nom.

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