Slice Number 28 with Stacey and Ruth at the Two Writing Teachers March SOLC
Three more times in the challenge!
While I have an audience of some count (as The Great Gilly Hopkins said, actually about books, in the book by Katherine Paterson), I want to say a bit about apples, yes that tasty Malus domestica. Did you know they were in the rose family? Lovely!
I am convinced that apples keep me healthy. I eat at least one apple every day for lunch, sliced with peanut butter spread on them and on four Ritz crackers. I know, I know, it might be boring, but it keeps me filled for all the rest of the day, and I just love APPLES. I love Granny Smiths, Pink Ladies (a favorite), Cameos, McIntosh and Fuji’s. They are a prime source of vitamin C, have no fat, no cholesterol and little sodium. They are a good source of fiber. And they taste great.
|Braeburns, this time |
There are many stories about apples, traced all the way back to the Three Golden Apples used by Hippo Menes (given to him by Aphrodite) to win the heart of Atalanta. And of course there is the story of Adam and Eve.
But you’ll have to discover more history yourself. This is about eating apples. At school, I eat with friends or at my computer, but at home I eat with the squirrels. I have several who visit my back yard by the park and I feed them peanuts and the core of my apple plus one sliced apple every day I’m home. They sometimes wait if they know I’ve been home, and they know that if I work in the yard for a bit before lunch. Then, around lunchtime, I see them lurking around, waiting. I fix my lunch, and that for the squirrels, with peanuts thrown in too.
And then I put the treats out, and they start darting and jumping around, happy to be a part of this lunch. It’s a way of knowing I’m doing something good. Can’t let those squirrels starve! From knowing apples are good for me, to feeding those cute squirrels in my back yard, I am keeping the orchard growers happy too, I hope.
|See the apple slice?|