When we moved here nine years ago, there were two trees in the yard. There had been three, but one bit the dust. One, just outside our bedroom window, was an apple tree. It produced abundantly on a semi-annual basis. Usually the apples sat and provided food for the bees and deer and other critters.
This year to supplement our poor hay harvest, since we are in the drought area, I decided to gather the apples and feed them to the sheep. I had done this on a sporadic basis in other years, but never regularly.