This is literally the only explanation I can think of for why the apples were nowhere to be found while Pinkie single-handedly wiped out the farm more thoroughly than a plague of parasprites.
So with the finale done and no new canon to work from, I'll be making more not-MLP work during the mid-season doldrums, starting with a short 12-page comic. Don't be scared. It may not have nearly as much friendship or butt tattoos, but it should still be a good read. Promise.
(And pony will not completely be taken off the menu.)