Planning for the Future
By all accounts, it was in my apple trees' best interest to not grow apples this year. Instead, they are supposed to focus that energy on growing a deeper and better root system. It bummed me out to have to pick off all of these apple babies, but it was a good lesson in home ownership: the choices I make now will impact the future. I had to sacrifice the apple crop from this year in order to hopefully have stronger trees and bigger crops in future years.