A New and Exciting Way to Sweep Your Apples

Sage has embarked upon a new career (or at least a brief stint) as an inventor, and he wanted to show his adoring fans his new invention: an apple sweeper.

Since our massive and overgrown apple trees had a bumper crop this year, resulting in a lot of bruised and/or worm eaten apples on the ground, cleaning apples has been a major chore for the last few weeks. And, since Sage has to help with aforesaid chore, he’s very eager to find ways to make it easier. Hence, his invention of the apple sweeper, which he designed and his father built.

I present to you: Sage and the apple sweeper.

Sage showing apple sweeper back

Sage shows off the back of his apple sweeper. I’m pleased to report that I observed the term “Stud Grabber” on the box his invention was made out of and, with heroic restraint, restrained from all commentary. Maybe there’s hope for me as a parent yet…

Sage demonstrates the clever design of the apple sweeper's front; it has an angle to permit apples to enter the box easily but a lip on the inside to keep them from rolling back out.

Sage demonstrates the clever design of the apple sweeper’s front; it has an angle to permit apples to enter the box easily but a lip on the inside to keep them from rolling back out. 

Sage was also proud of his ability to balance the broom part on top of his sweeper; here, he's in the process of attaining that magical equilibrium point.

Sage was also proud of his ability to balance the broom part on top of his sweeper; here, he’s in the process of attaining that magical equilibrium point.

And he did it!

And he did it!

Of course, busy inventors need to relax by reading in their favorite apple trees.

Of course, busy inventors need to relax by reading in their favorite apple trees.

They also need to cuddle their chickens.

They also need to cuddle their chickens.

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One comment

  1. You have bragging rights to this Apple-Sweeping, “Stud-Grabbing” son of yours. And all recorded here for posterity.

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