Isn’t there something in the air at this time of year that makes you want to harvest, hunt, gather, squirrel away? We managed to take custody of a great green apple tree after friends moved to Victoria this summer. Oddly and happily enough, in that small town way, turned out we knew the new owners because they’d responded to a Kijiji ad of mine several months ago. When we asked if they wanted to swap some apples from their magnificent tree they just bought with the house for a few jars of chutney or apple sauce, they happily agreed. So here’s what my day looked like!