The surrounding fields look like this:
But friend and neighbour A's field still looks like this:
So I helped out a bit:
K was busy so I took the girls with me. They had a great time running around and taking the odd apple and Meg had a book with her and was reading to Amy sitting on a bag of fertiliser. Then they both saw one of the stepladders was free and wanted to climb it. It was only a 4-step ladder so not that dangerous but I still wasn't keen on them climbing simultaneously so I came up with a fabulously fun 'game': One person runs to the end of the row of apples and back while the other climbs the ladder. When the runner returns they swap. I really thought they would see through this little bit of forced exercise in a nano-second but to my amazement- nope. And so for the next 40 whole minutes- until we broke for lunch- they kept up the run, climb, run and climb again game.
Not sure whether I should be proud of myself or rather worried about how easily duped they were....