Operation apple – Thursday 15th September 2022

Operation Apple

Dad will be home next week and phase one of operation apple will be in full swing. This is the point where our priorities and Dad’s take different paths. Dad will be sorting out the apples for winter storage, cider making and apple that will be frozen, but all of that will be intended for human consumption. Thankfully, from our point of view, operation apple will be in two parts. The second part won’t start until later in October as not all the trees will be ready at the same time. The bad news is that as far as I understand, the ones that will be ready first all my favourites.

What are my options?

I’ve been considering my options. Dogs are notorious for burying the things we want to hide. I’ve that about that option, but I fear it won’t work with apples. I could help myself from the trays of apples that Dad puts away for the winter, but that would mean getting the key to where he stores them and I would most likely be noticed. The next option is eat as many as I can now, but I’m doing that anyway. We’ve already tried hiding them in our crates, but Mum has a very keen sense of smell and can always tell we’ve done it. The only other possibility is to persuade Mum that some of what is frozen or set aside should be shared with us. Ari says we should put a bid in for the cider, but I think that’s more his domain than mine.

On the bright side

On the bright side, it will be great to have Dad around. Although by choice I’d have both Dad and a ready supply of apples. I guess if I really have to choose, it would be Dad every time.