Monday, August 11, 2014

Reilly Appleseed & Safety Week

I thought after showing you MY apples yesterday I would show you the tree it came off. As you can see - it isn't a very big tree - in fact we only planted it two years ago and are surprised it even got fruit on it. I have two apples trees in my outside back yard (I have an inside backyard that is fenced and an outside back yard that isn't) - they were supposed to be a red and golden delicious but I guess they got the labels mixed up. The other apple tree didn't even flower this year so no apples on that one. This little tree had 14 apples on it but a couple of weeks ago about half of them got blown off in a storm - maybe that is why the ones that are left are so big - they are getting all the nutrients and water now :)

 Don't forget - this is the start of Safety Week here in blogville - please visit everyone throughout the week to learn all sorts of important information

Opening Ceremony, Sidebite
Opening Speech, Madi
                                     Safety Parade, Sarge                                     
Poop Bags/Flashlights, Lassie & Benji
Plant Dangers, Reilly & Denny
Wild Animal Encounters, Lee & Phod
Travel Safety, Oz the Terrier
Traffic Safety, Frank
HGE Illness, Sidebite
Food Safety, Sasha
Stranger Danger, Angus
TreeRat Hunting Safety, Ruby
Water Safety, Fudge
There’s an App for That, Duncan
Pet Fire Safety, FiveSibes
First Aid Tips, Goose
Hot Weather Safety,  Idaho Pugs
Pet Insurance, Bunk
Microchipping, Wallace & Samuel
Search & Rescue, Bert
Zoomie Safety, Millie & Walter
Stormy Weather Safety, Casey & Cinderella
Water Safety, Lily & Edward
Pickpocket Protection, Easy
Picnic, Sasha & Ruby
DJ Rockin’ Wills  music set, Sweet William the  Scot
ADTR Fundraiser Kissing Booth, Mona & Prissy
Bounce House, Frankie & Ernie
Sand Box  / So You Think You Can Dig, Daisy



  2. We have had a bumper crop this year over here. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Apple tree in your own yard?! OMP (oh my pig!) I would definitely be a pig in heaven - snorts. XOXO - Bacon

  4. Wow! Those apples are BIG! How cool is that? You have your very own apple trees. Do you get a taste of the fruits when they ripen and are picked? See you around at the Safety Week events!

  5. we only have an ole pear tree in our garden and my mom loves your apples.... sadly the tail from hurricane bertha blew a lot of our pears away too... like the crib of that Dorothy once...

  6. That tree is AMAZING... it has a REAL Champion ATTITUDE to have pawduced such FABULOUS Fruit.
    You gotta always have TWO or more Apple trees... fairly close to each other... OR so we have always been told... So that they can fertilize each other...
    Sorry that the storm took SOME of the apples... butt it surely made up fur their loss.

  7. And I bet they taste heavenly! we are at the almost end of winter here and ours are bare of course.we actually live in the apple capital of Victoria ...hence the joy when our Applefest is on ..two years running best apple pie and cake ;) love me an apple guys :) hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

  8. We pick our apples from a tree in the cemetery that is not sprayed. They are happy to get the apples out of there. ~ I did my research on turtles they usually have a home range with a diameter of 750 feet. The park is 2,640 feet from my home.
    I think this turtle had been in captivity because he did not go back in his shell for Lee or Wills. He talked the entire time he was with us. We did the best we could with him. A concrete pad could not be his home.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  9. I see you found the shady spot under the tree Reilly! You're so smart.

    Looks like in a few years you're going to have more apples than you can eat! How fun!

  10. Wow, what a super tree! My Dad says apples make the bestest pie. BOL
    Thanks for barking out about Safety Week and I'm looking forward to your post.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  11. We didn't read about Safety week! We will definitely have to check all those posts!

  12. I once had an apple fresh off a tree and it was AMAZING. How great to have your own apple tree! I'd have one myself, but they get those flowers that attract those bees that scare me. If my yard was bigger and I could place it far enough away to avoid the bees, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

    Enjoy those apples!

  13. Proof that it doesn't take a giant to produce big fruit!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws

  14. WOW! You boys musta done some fantastic fertilising on that little tree!

  15. What a little tree for such big apples! It's probably a good thing that it only produced 14 apples.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  16. Geeee Whizzzz, you gots stuff to eat in your yard, did you get any?

    Boy, looking forward to the plant safety, sometimes we gets stuff growing out back that Dad cuts down ASAP, maybe you can teach our Mom some also!

    The Mad Scots

  17. Crikey ..... you blokes are the apple tree experts, aye?? Such a little tree ... such BIG apples!!!

  18. Dat lil tree sure makes some big apples!

  19. Well, that is at least several more apples than we have growing in our yard - heck, we don't even have an apple tree. We bet that next year will be an even more fruitful year for your trees.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. Mom used to have a yard with apples and pears and plums and cherries!
    How cool your tree grew such big apples!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  21. Bowsers, you have Dog Dad telling me about Johnny Appleseed.

    I wonder if I can get an extra biscuit out of this.


  22. There used to be a tree in our little, city back yard. Little green apples grew on it but they never ate any, just the squirrels did. Dad cut it down so he didn't have to mow around it. Yours is way better! Love Dolly

  23. I thought it would take much longer to actually produce apples! Green thumbs up!!

  24. Oh man...those apples are going to be delish!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  25. Your apple tree looks so lovely! I think it would be heaven to have an apple tree and then munch on the ones that drop to the ground for me to eat! I bet the blossoms smelled good and you'll have a lot more every year!

  26. We miss growing apples like we did in Michigan. Apples don't like Florida. :(

    Great post on the toxic plants and flowers. Something to always check before planting anything within "pet reach".


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