You may remember two years ago we took a tour of A.I. Mason's Liberty Home Orchard in Pine Grove through the wonderful album in the museum's collection. It's time to see some more of that album.
Here's a fine view of apple picking time.
Even the dog helps pick! Huge tree, there's actually a scaffold across two ladders thru the tree twelve or so feet high!
spinsur on 8th September 2014 @ 7:21am
Safety took a big leap forward when trimming/topping became the norm.
Kenn on 8th September 2014 @ 8:31am
is that an apple in the dog's mouth? guys in the ladders, gals boxing/soring...was this SOP in the day? a dress thing?
the HRHS class of 59 did our 55th gathering this past weekend. noted election signs for HR mayor....Arthur not running again?
Arlen Sheldrake on 8th September 2014 @ 8:50am
Quite a variety of ladders. What is most interesting to me is the variety of clothing and facial facial expressions. But the long skirts of the women continue to amaze me with the dirt collection and the washing,and ironing of 100% cotton.
nels on 8th September 2014 @ 10:03am
18 folks- 5 women - and one dog-
Fav is the guy sitting on the ladder top - Right rear-
Impressive stands for the apple boxes-
Steve r on 8th September 2014 @ 8:10pm
Those old ladders don't seem too heavily constructed. The wooden ladders of my youth were big and HEAVY. Especially cumbersome if one had to move them around on a hillside.
One thing I noticed is that this tree is not all that old. Very apparent that pruning was not the norm of the day.
Charlott on 10th September 2014 @ 4:35am
this apple tree is a very big tree one of the biggest ive ever seen
clevlend on 14th October 2014 @ 3:25pm