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The kindness of neighbors

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Our neighbor two houses down dropped off a gallon of home-pressed apple cider this afternoon, just because. He extracted the sweet juice from the fruit of his own overbearing tree. This same neighbor, who recently retired from Hewlett-Packard here, brought us a homemade blackberry cobbler when we moved in.

And the apples on the right are a rare Royal Gala/Fuji blend our other neighbors, both forestry folks, created from a graft on a tree in their yard. I used them to make an apple crisp. Those kind next-door neighbors have given us plums, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers from their harvest. They also lent us tables, chairs and lamps so our house wouldn’t feel so barren before our furniture arrived. Corvallis people are rather generous and always willing to lend a hand.

Written by baltimoregon

November 1, 2008 at 11:12 pm

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  1. wow, what neat neighbors you have. Rare home-grown apples and home-pressed cider, too. Fall will never feel the same to you!


    November 3, 2008 at 2:43 pm

  2. yep but now it’s rainy and wet and pretty miserable here. Just have to learn to embrace it. It’s kind of peaceful but a real shock to the senses.


    November 3, 2008 at 5:30 pm

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