Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Apples, Moles, Movies

2015 was a good year for apples on the farm, so 2016 isn't. (Apple trees only really go for it biannually.)  I'm told we could get an big annual crop by pruning the trees but I don't want to force them out of their natural rhymn. Besides, when there's a glut we never manage to consume everything- and, this being a fruit growing area, you can't give apples away. I'm picking what there is and making pies. We had one yesterday and we're having another today.

What 2016 is proving very good for is moles. I get the gardeners to disperse the mole hills but they can't keep up. I'd do the job myself but it crocks up my back.

Now that the weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in I propose spending more time with my DVD collection. I watched Bringing Up Baby the other afternoon. What a sweet film. I love how Katherine Hepburn's character goes sweeping through the conventions like a buzz-saw. Judy and I were discussing the relative merits of Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday and she prefers the one and I prefer the other, but one shouldn't have to choose. Bringing Up Baby is pure silliness and His Girl Friday has a vein of darkness running through it but they're both among the fastest, funniest movies ever made.
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