Like many other orchardists, Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown has just finished picking the final batch of fruit from the trees. While driving the tractor, Brown announced the end of the season to fans on his Instagram, giving them a peek at the hundreds of apples that filled the crate behind him.
Since leaving Alaskan Bush People, Brown has opted to work on his neighbors’ orchard and seems to thoroughly enjoy his time there. When he’s not picking the fruit, he’s caring for the property and occasionally, likes to watch the critters that scurry past him. Accustomed to working long hours outdoors, Brown looks to have found his happy place away from the rest of the Wolf Pack.
“Hi friends,” he greeted in his latest video, “This is the last crate of apples for this season. Isn’t that cool? A successful harvest.”
Brown turned the camera to show the lanes of trees in front of him, all still green but without any fruit. Then the orchardist explained his next duties in the caption of the clip, as harvesting season comes to a close.
“From here on out I’m going to need to start really getting buckled down for winter,” the Alaskan Bush People star shared.
Likely, this means that Brown will spend much of his time prepping the trees and the roots for colder weather. Those herbivorous animals that Brown likes to watch will start transitioning their diet from grass to tree bark. So, in order to keep the trees safe, he’ll have to wrap the trunks with a protective cover. Meanwhile, for the roots, the orchardist will put down either straw or mulch to help insulate the ground around the tree and prevent frost.
‘Alaskan Bush People’ Star Gives Fans a Close Up of the Apples
Earlier this week, the Alaskan Bush People star also shared a clip of this season’s bounty, giving fans a good look at the kind of apples that the orchard produces. In the video, Brown shows crate after crate of gorgeous, red delicious apples. The orchardist explained that he was “leveling” the apples so that he can later stack them for transport without squishing any of the produce. He picked up an especially dark and ripe apple and demonstrated how its “natural wax” allows for a good polish.
“Look how well that shines. Isn’t that beautiful?” he asked, adding that the fruit that comes from his orchard is “Grade-A, the best you can get.”
Perhaps during the winter months, the apple expert will take his skills to the kitchen and demonstrate which recipes work best for the fruit.