Sorry to have left you in limbo, granny. As you can tell, the forum is up the creek just now and nobody seems to know what is wrong with it. Normal service will be resumed as soon as somebody works that out.
In the meantime, do you have squirrels in your area? The little blighters pinch our pears before they are even half grown. As for the apples, maybe they have been brought in by birds?
I remember once seeing a medieval manuscript with an illumination in the margin showing a hedgehog rolling over fallen apples and spiking them onto its spines. The text explained that they did this then straightened up and walked off with them to store somewhere else. Who knows, maybe it's true?!