We have a big backyard and when we moved in there was nothing in it. No trees, no bushes, no flowers, no grass. Well there is "grass" just not good grass. It is more of a patchy/weedy/stab at your feet as you walk on it type of "grass". What does that have to do with an apple tree you ask? Nothing...so anyways I was checking out Craigslist looking for stuff and went into the Free section. The first ad was for an apple tree. I thought for sure I would open the ad to find some sort of joke about an "apple tree" and some blurry picture of a very hairy man that you typically find on Craigslist. Instead there was a real ad for a 7 foot apple tree. I emailed and it was all ours...all we had to do was go and pick it up.
So Joe went with some guys from work and although I was not there to witness this in my head the rest of their day was hilarious. The tree was not 7 feet. It was 14 feet. Joe and the guys stuffed that tree into the pickup truck and proceeded on the hellish drive home. You see that apple tree was not in the same city as us. It was an hour away (near where Joe worked). To get it home they had to drive on the 401 (think major highway) in rush hour.
I am not posting about apple trees to ignore the fact that today is Earth Day but rather to celebrate it. We plan on planting another tree (not from Craigslist) this weekend to honour the birth of our son last August. I anticipate a lot less swearing with the transportation and planting of this tree.
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