Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Old Milk Run

Guinness here in the background and LOOK!  It is our GRAMPS! 
That's right.  We found an old apple tree and have some questions for Gramps.  The Annapolis Valley is famous the world over for its apples--and Gramps?  Well, he knows all about apples.

We hike down old trails and see beautiful fields and farmlands.  Gramps tells us this is the old SPUR LINE and in the old days--when the trains still operated-- this was a side rail to pick up the MILK from all the dairy farmers in the Valley.

We hike and hike and finally find that old apple tree. 

Gramps lets Maggi have a guess first.  Maggi thinks it tastes like a GREEN apple.  But Maggi is wrong!

Gramps goes for more apples.  He will go anywhere to pick any fruit.  Careful Gramps!

Now I have a go at the apples.  Crunch crunch smacksmack smack GULP.  I say it is some kind of RED apple.

Gramps says that is cheating.  He fills up his pack with MORE apples!

Now for the official word.  Gramps has a smackeral.  He says they are an ancient breed of Cortland apples and there was a farm here once.  Gramps spits out his apple.  He thinks it is too tart and we all laugh very hard.

The sun is going down.  The days are short now.  It is time to meander home.

We pass back over the fields, through the old farm land and back to the trail.

We were really happy to have our Gramps here with us on our walky.

Ever since my human was a little pup Gramps taught her about all the little wild flowers and the different types of trees and all the birds and animals.

It is important to have quality time you know.


  1. What a beautiful story! I know you just had some quality time!!!

  2. We LOVE apples! But we've never found them on a tree, only in bags.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  3. Your post brings back wonderful memories. My Wolfhound, Truce (1967-1976) loved apples. It was about the only thing he steal off a table. Blueberries were also a treat which he would eat off the bush.

    Guinness and Maggi are wonderful.

  4. What a wonderful walk! You guys are lucky to have your gramps around to teach you things. Ours went to the bridge 10 years ago this Saturday. Enjoy him!!

  5. That is some serious quality time!!

  6. What a sweet story! You guys are lucky to have such good family peoples, I think I am gonna read the story again!


  7. Wow, what a beautiful walkie and so nice you got special time with your Gramps. I think he sounds like a totally pawesome peep! Great pix and thanks for taking me along on your trip today. :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  8. That looks to have been a most peaceful and fulfilling outing.


  9. I love this post! My daughter especially loves nature, looking at plants, and animals. I can imagine how fun it would be to go apple picking with the dogs. Ahhh...perfection.

  10. What a wonderful day! And tart apples make terrific apple pies and stuff! Hope your mom made good use of the apples your grandpa hauled home.

    Jed & Abby