Geoff's Mom Blog

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Picking Apples

Every Fall my mother would visit a local apple orchard. There she would pick a variety of apples. There would be apples for eating fresh, apples that would be made into applesauce, and apples for pie and crisp. We would hurry home from school to the aroma of cinnamon and apples cooking. After finding the perfect apple to eat we’d head out to do our farm chores.
Did you know the Johnny Appleseed was not just a legend? He was a real man. He was born John Chapman and was a skilled pioneer nursery man. He traveled around the country spreading his precious trees. Wouldn’t he be pleased about the many varieties we enjoy today? Honey Crisp apples are my favorite!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Four Square

This block came about as a result of my doodling on my sketch pad. I had seen something similar in an antique quilt and liked it. This is my version.