adj. Gnarled, misshapen, difficult, tangled. Slang. Cool, good, nasty, hairy, bad.
noun. An apple grown from seed. Slang. An excellent person or thing.“Gnarly Pippins” is a loving nod to the untamed, indigenous apple of the temperate world. Limitlessly adaptable to its present surroundings, the genus Malus encompasses as much variation among its denizens as we the humans do. The image of the wild apple tree is not refined, not cultivated, but rather a raw notion of abundance and self-reliance. In this sense, Gnarly Pippins connects us to the wilderness of the untended landscape in how we relate with these special trees. Those who favor the natural apple, with all its blemishes and pride, over the ostensibly “civilized” apple of modern growing practices, bear the badge and attitude of Gnarly Pippins.
Greetings again to all my wild apple lovin’ monkeys. I’ve missed y’all! Hope you’ve all been staying dry — after this latest string of monsoon-like weather we are now up to a record 12 inches of rainfall in the last 5 weeks. This truly astonishing amount of wetness is certainly going to prove very interesting [...]
Hello again you all, My quiet retreat from the blog section of the website is now officially over! With Spring finally touching ground this week, we are all rocking out to the warmer weather. Some of you may have begun to notice some apple tree buds swelling, perhaps at silver tip or green tip, getting [...]
Handmade pruning saw -- custom ergonomic handle. The "milkweed seed-pod" handle design geometry supports a comfortable and relaxed posture for the hand and wrist while executing pruning cuts. Black walnut and spalted black birch handles available.
The blades on these saws are French made steel with dual-cutting teeth (cuts on both the push and pull strokes). Headstock construction makes replacing blades simple and easy. The saws come with a rigid acrylic, belt-mounted saw sheath that will keep the teeth protected and sharp. [...]