He was a character on the Halloween forest walk & devised this pulley system to bring the apples down from the tree to give to all of the children.
"At this time of year the trees throw down their leaves to make a blanket for Mother Earth.... and now the trees throw down a treat for you!" (This was all his idea!)
Brother was a tree gnome.
Mama approved of these treats.
A diagram to explain to me how the walk was when they got home that evening.