We took that photo on Saturday of our blind mare Lena about to eat the very last of the apples from our root cellar. Alayne harvested several tubs of apples from our trees last fall, and they’ve been stored in our root cellar ever since. While some have, of course, gone bad over the past several months, it’s amazing how many of them lasted this long. For much of the winter, Lena’s been enjoying an apple a day with her morning grain.
As the quality began to deteriorate in recent weeks, she began getting a couple of apples a day — with morning and evening grain — so we could make sure we fed them out while they were still good. Alas, we finally got to the last one.
Please notice her big pink tongue out in anticipation!
What now? Well, we still have several tubs of carrots in the root cellar that have stored well, so she can enjoy some of those as long as they last.