Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!!
An Odd Dude. Some say Johnny Appleseed was a pioneer but I picture him more as an 1800’s hippie. He wore coffee sacks with holes cut out for his arms, rarely wore shoes even in the winter he could walk over the ice and snow barefooted and the skin was so thick on his feet that even a rattlesnake couldn’t bite through it, he wore a mush hat on his head. A leather bag filled with apple seeds was slung over his shoulder. His dream was to plant so many apple seeds no one would ever go hungry.
Johnny, disliked the establishment. He never used banks and relied instead on an elaborate system of burying the money he earned from his apple trees and tracts of land. He lived off the plants, berries and seeds offered by nature and never killed animals for his food.
Johnny wandered the countryside for over 50 years before dying on March 18, 1845, he died of pneumonia at the age of seventy-one. Legend says it was the only time in whole life that he was sick. I guess it’s true, “An Apple A Day Does Keeps The Doctor Away!”
In Honor of Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday, Cole and I baked an Apple Kuchen. Click on the video to watch. Click here for the recipe.
How will you help Johnny Appleseed celebrate his birthday?
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