Apple Time — September–October, 1974
The orchard encompassed nearly 400 acres with at least 45 workers. An odd lot at that—Indians, school teachers, hippies, Hindus, and even a few rednecks. We mostly got along. The seven weeks working on the orchard gave me many peaceful hours. Many of the workers shared stories as we watched the Aurora Borealis. This was the first time I ever saw all those swooshing colors. Apple picking was hard work but a fun time. I’ll remember my coworkers forever.