It being a nice, sunny, weekend day, the other day, me n my folks decided to go up to Apple Hill, where they grow . . . apples & other good stuff to eat & other activities. For humans as well as other critters.
When the apple harvest comes in, in the early fall, it’s a good time to celebrate & get lotsa visitors up there for the fun & health of it. It was just the right kind of weather for walking in the foothills, on gravel paths & dirt roads where there’s just all sorts of stuff for K9 Nation to check out, sniff & explore. K9s are welcome up there, too. & that’s just what I did while the folks walked around seeking apples & Xmas stuff to purchase. Cuz, don’t forget, Xmas is coming faster than you think.
I did my usual thorough job of sniffing & checking & investigating. Found some pretty interesting stuff, especially under picnic tables & around trash cans. Recycle cans . . . not so much.
While there, we learned all about Diversity. It’s very important for growing healthy produce & other things. Cuz some many years ago this very same hill in our Foothills, grew only pears. I’ve not ever experienced a pear & maybe Pear Blight is why. See, back in the day, they grew only 1 crop in a region. When Pear Blight hit Apple Hill, it killed all the Pear trees. Killed ’em dead. Every 1. & then growers couldn’t grow any crops for a long time.
Then they discovered Diversity. Now they grow lotsa different kinds of crops. Apples. Grapes (cuz there’s a big wine industry on the Hill). Xmas trees. Pumpkins & squash (pumpkins are very important for Halloween, just around the corner before Xmas. Boy oh boy. Those holidays come around faster & faster, dontcha think?) Blueberries. Carrots & strawberries.
See, this Diversity concept means that many crops are grown so that if a disease or blight attacks 1 crop, it won’t kill off all crops. Very important idea. Builds immunity in the species. So that’s a very important concept to learn & think about in other sectors of our Ecosystem. Diversity is good.
I’m really glad we had our little afternoon away from all the regular stuff going on around here. Cuz it’s chilly, cloudy & rainy yday & today. Don’t get me wrong. We need all the rain we got & more. Cuz the drought is not over . . . anytime soon. & when things get back to Normal . . . it will be a New Normal. Humans gonna hafta learn a new definition of conserve, conservation & conservative.
But now it’s back to our regular duties & responsibilities. Which for me is extra duty & vigilance while Mymi goes down to help out w/this crazy election we got going on here in the US of A. Gotta keep alla the Bad Guys outta our Domain.
I’m glad Mymi’s helping out on the team that will make history if they win. & in making history, perhaps the new President will understand the concept of Diversity & know that it’s good to foster diversity within the electorate. Maybe, perhaps, I hope, the new President will appreciate how much the K9 Franchise will benefit the electoral process. Equality means equality & us K9s are just as informed & involved as most humans who just have the vote just handed to them cuz they’re humans of a certain classification. Diversity is good in a functioning & strong Democracy.