Companion plants for fruit trees, including apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and plums. Great article with lots of good information. http://statebystategardening.com/state.php/il/newsletter-stories/fruittree_friends/
A round barn! This barn in Green County, Wisconsin -- it's wearing a barn quilt! This barn is located at the local apple orchard. The center of the quilt is taken from a Hex Sign that has hung on the barn for years and has become something of a logo for the business. The custom-designed barn quilt is called Apple a Day!
Apple Scones with Spiced Maple Butter: Line an extra-large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 1 cup finely chopped apple. Make a well in center of flour mixture.