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Apple and cabbage country

After two rainy days, two dark and stormy nights, and a total of 3.7 inches of rain, I went on a little outing today to southern Virginia to buy apples and cabbage. It’s not really very far. Acorn Abbey is only 13 miles from the Virginia state line.

It’s nice living near apple country, but it’s disappointing that most of the orchards grow only the top-selling and less interesting varieties such as Golden Delicious and Stayman. It’s going to be a few more years before the little orchard at Acorn Abbey (with eight varieties of apples) kicks in, so I’ll take what I can get. The apples were four dollars a peck.

Ayers Orchard also grows grapes. They don’t make wine, but they sell the grapes to winemakers.

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