Over the weekend, I put a full wheelbarrow marked “free apples” at the end of the driveway.   

I love our culture of being able to give something away by placing it at the end the driveway. It is refreshingly simple. 

I have a single, huge tree that produces bins and bins of great-tasting apples. Most don’t get picked and end up as pig food.  It seems a waste.

This fall, I resolved more apples would go to people who could enjoy them — thus the wheelbarrow.  I kept an eye on supply; as stocks got low, I picked more from the tree. Every time I checked, no one ever took the last bag of apples.  

It’s nice to see that despite fire destroying lands, cities and hearts —some things never change. Remember: showing kindness is free and it really is OK to take the last bag of apples. 

Kirsten Faurie is the editor of the Kanabec County Times. She can be contacted at editor@moraminn.com or by calling 320-225-5128. 


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