A job opens up back in my hometown (same company.) With only a small hesitation, I take it.
I start dating again, and fall completely in love with the love of my life. Unfortunately for the apple trees in my back yard. They were just starting to bear fruit, and I had to move again.
But, as it turned out, he owns an orchard in Michigan! There are Northern Spys, Grimes Golden, MacIntosh, Steel Red, Yellow Delicious, Red Delicious, Greening, Yellow Transparent, Jonathon, one Wagner, and one Red Astriken. There are also pear trees and a single Damson plum tree. The trees are old, and haven't been properly pruned for many years.
His back yard in Ohio had a MacIntosh apple tree. For some reason, it did not bear well. He said it is because MacIntosh is a variety that has a heavy crop one year and a light one the next. We never got the heavy crop.
Fast forward, the factory closed. We move to Michigan. There are two Cortland apple trees in the backyard. I did not even realize they were real fruit trees until 2013, when I harvested a bushel of apples from each tree! It was the first time I got a real harvest from an apple tree that I owned!
I am looking forward to learning more about how to manage the orchard. There is poison ivy everywhere, and I am wondering if goats would be advisable.