Show Notes for Thursday, October 12, 2023


Dear John,

Would you be irritated by this? Yesterday, a lady I've never seen before shows up at our house and hands me homemade apple crisp. She said that she took apples off our apple trees in our yard to make it and thought that we should have the first taste of them. We use those apples for ourselves to do all kinds of things. I understand the gesture, however those are our apples that we take care of and we use them for things like applesauce, apple juice, apple pie etc. I'm assuming they took a ton of apples so that they could also make apple crisp or other stuff for themselves. I've got cameras all over the outside of our house and now I guess I have to put one down by the apple tree as well. If you want apples just ask and we probably would have said yes. Secondly, it looks good, but after everything that's happening in the world, I'm not sure I want to eat it! Any advice on this?


Apple Tree Guy

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