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Lovely Apple Season at an End for the Year
This has been an unusual apple season, with all the apples ripening at once. We have been deeply touched by the many cheerful visitors who have come to pick them, and grateful for the beautiful weather we've been able to share.
It seems all too short a season, but everyone has done such an expert job finding apples, there are none left for Scavenger Time, which never happened before. We will miss everyone, and look forward to seeing you all next year!
Whinny the Pooh is especially grateful to those who have brought him carrots and taught him to be a brave and happy pony. Leonard, the shy pony is now in residence at the orchard, hiding in the back pasture. It may be some time before he is brave enough to nibble carrots, but we know with your help, someday he will become as brave and happy as Whinny.
We wish everyone a peaceful and happy winter season. If anyone happens to be in the neighborhood and would like to bring the ponies a carrot, they would be delighted to see you. Here they are, posing for their portrait, left to right Whinny the Pooh, Itty Biddie, Dixie Belle, Josie, Minnie Pearl, Opal, and Doris de Horis.
Feel free to bring LARGE carrots (not to be confused with little fingers) to make the rescued ponies feel loved and happy. (Instructions: fingers at one end of carrot, pony at the other.) Naturally past visitors may come anytime they like, to visit the ponies, even if there are no apples. (If anyone would like their own energy efficient lawn mower / yard ornament, this is where to look: Kentucky Equine Humane Center .)
First time visitors must be sure to bring the map, and look at the virtual tour of Apple Hill Road to be in good spirits when you arrive. (Even many a GPS cannot find us.) From Louisville, Kentucky, take the Gene Snyder Freeway to Old Henry Road (Exit 29). Go east 2 miles. (Old Henry curves left, then jogs right.) Turn right on Apple Hill Road (click for a tour) for 0.7 mile. Where Apple Hill forks, take the middle fork. When you see a red pole gate, open it up and come on back. Continue along the black rail fences. When you think you are lost, you are almost there. When you see the green umbrella, you have arrived.
If you feel lost, call 502-767-5245, leaving neighbors to rest in peace.
During apple season, apples are still $7 for a ~10 pound bag, a smaller bag for $5, 3 apples for a dollar, and $25 for a bushel (4 ~10 pound bags) with special rates for groups. The honey man may stop by with local honey. And there are still kitties and horses who are looking forward to seeing you.
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