Our crab apple tree is ripe with tiny, sour apples right now. I don’t know if you have every tried a crab apple, but they are so tart you contort your face and just shutter when you bite into one. Like when you give a small child a lemon to suck on, it cracks me up every time, they have the most horrific look on their face.
This particular crab apple tree mysteriously appeared from the tall grass of our field one spring morning. Hubby and I were laying in bed on a Saturday morning, it happened to be our anniversary, and from our bedroom window I spied the most beautiful pink blossoms just above the grass. I looked at hubby and said look there’s a flowering tree growing in the field and we didn’t plant a tree there. Well my wheels start turning and I say let’s go see what it is. Hubby wasn’t the least bit excited about checking on the tree. At this point it started to rain and I said it is the perfect time to dig it up and move it to the Cabin. I got the “look” from him but I ignored it and said I’ll get the shovel and meet you at the tree. Luckily I have a hubby that goes along with my
crazy brilliant ideas and it’s not because he wants to that’s for sure. He seldom tells me no about anything. So off to the field we went. Me with my cute, fashionable rain boots and shovel and hubby with the look of disgust on his face.
It didn’t take long to dig the sapling up especially with all the rain the soil was pretty saturated, and off to the Cabin we trudged to plant the new tree. At this point I was sure it was an apple tree but didn’t know what kind, I was hoping for one that produced firm delicious apples. Well what I got and what I wanted were two different things. I still enjoy all the beautiful pink flowers the tree produces in the spring, but for apple eating, the tree is a bust.
It’s also not an attractive tree. It grows with a huge curve in it’s trunk, and it’s branches are shaped like an umbrella. But it is our crab apple tree, that was discovered growing in our own field, on our anniversary. So for me it’s special crab apple tree.