A few days ago I called the apple farmer and left a message on his answering machine. I told him the little one in my care was asking to pick apples and would it be okay if we picked a small bag of apples in the orchard? I didn't hear anything for a couple of days. I thought maybe they weren't going to call back, but early this afternoon we got a phone call from Mrs. Fox. She said yes we could pick some apples and did we have an idea of where we wanted to pick them?
When I told her there were some back at the corner of our yard and the edge of the orchard, She told me they were Romes and they are good for eating and also for baking. She thanked us for asking permission because there are people who think nothing of just walking into an orchard and leaving without ever taking that into consideration.
PS. See that house in the background? That's where Mr. and Mrs. Fox used to live. When we moved in here they were our next door neighbors.