Annual joy: looking at apples on a tree I planted 6-7 years ago — right outside studio door.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to Annual joy: looking at apples on a tree I planted 6-7 years ago — right outside studio door.

  1. Anonymous says:


    Have a question, wonder if you know?

    About five to ten yrs back we bought an Apple Tree from a Greenhouse and planted it. (We live in Calgary). That year we had apples which were honestly at least as big as if purchase right from a grocery store. Each year after, they have gotten smaller and "softer".

    Any idea why/what we should be doing/etc?

  2. Lloyd Kahn says:

    Anon: No idea. More or less water? Are there a greater number of apples? Maybe ask a local nursery person.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lloyd, thanks.

    will check with a local nursery, see what they say. All else seems the same.

    the only thing, which hardly seems likely but..
    in past few yrs our area has had more and more and more large planes flying over. Maybe the drift from their exhaust……………………….

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