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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bow and the Arkansas Black Apple

Bow had a nice full day yesterday.

Bow grooming my arm

It started out very foggy. You could hardly see any distance at all from the house. Bow decided to groom my arm.

A Foggy Morning
Despite the fog,  Bow was able to watch the deer and the doe from the day before on the computer screen.

If only we could get him access to the pasture, this would such an idyllic situation. But for the time being, he does know every inch of this land via video.

Right before lunch, Bow's good friend who delivers  here came by and brought Bow and me a special treat: an Arkansas black apple as a gift, one for each of us. As Bow had never seen this kind of apple before, he took the time to smell it before tasting.

Although the official name is an Arkansas black apple, this apple was Missouri grown. Bow's friend told him that the Arkansas black apple has to be kept a while after picking, to let its flavor mature.

It has an especially rich taste.

Bow took time to appreciate every bite.

That was one special apple! 

In the afternoon, Lawrence came by, and he and Bow enjoyed the sunnier part of the day sitting together in the outer pen. 

All in all, it was a great day for Bow.


  1. Wow, I would love that apple. And they are very hydrating. People keep pushing the water, but why not eat an apple that is tasty.

    1. Yes, that's true, Julia! Apples contain so much juice, that they can actually slake your thirst. I'd rather eat an apple than drink water.

  2. Interesting that you have to let it sit for awhile after picking it! I've never tried one, but it sounds delicious. I will have to find one and try it.

    1. Hi, Kathy. Yes, it is interesting about needing to wait a while before eating the apple. I wonder if I may not have underestimated some of the apples that grow at Orchard House by eating them too soon.