I said to Michael that this weekend I would like to get as many apples off the trees before the high winds come through here next week, according to today's forecast. So that's what we've been up to -
Look at that blue sky too, shame it didn't last!
After a good sort through and getting as many off the tree as we could, we had three piles - Pig apples, apples to use/freeze now/near future and storage apples.
Our storage system, now five stories high!
The to deal with asap pile.
Suffice to say the pigs have already eaten some of their's, I don't like to give them all at once, in case the acid is too much for the stomach's.
What's left on the tree will come down in the wind and be collected for use immediately or be given to the pigs. We are feeling mighty chuffed with ourselves today, first year we have really harvested these apples, and as they are not selling from the shop, roll on plenty of apple pies Mr Tweedy! So now starts the peeling and chopping stage, let's hope I have plenty of plasters on stand by!
Stats today -
Eggs produced = 5
1 dozen eggs £1.80
Still no pumpkins sold (?)