The weeks of drought had come to an end, and the rains came off and on for the next few weeks, enough to bulk up the apples. They are a little more advanced than usual, with the Red Astrachans falling off the trees in the wind before ripening, the Anokas turning bright red (but not quite ripe), and the Primas getting ripe and tasty. This will be a better than average crop, although the winds of hurrican season may still bring them down before their time. Although the Baldwin I planted 15 years ago has had a half-dozen or so apples each year for the past five, this year there's an abundance. More than ever are on the Golden Russet as well. I must walk around and check them all out, but I've been doing other things.