just go to the spot where you get the apple but not all the way in. just the entrance. go in 2 or 3 squares before repeating it again, at least that was the repeatable way I did it
and where do i get the apple? is it the greenhouse?
yeah. you can also steal apples, which give stamina and remove pain. doing so will trigger an event with nova, either getting you in stocks, having sex and being let go, or fighting her.