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Archive for August 22nd, 2011

bramleysI love it when a plan comes together.. or to fruition in this case.  One of the first fruit trees we planted, a few months after moving, is now a sturdy little bramley apple tree, and this is the fruit from that one little tree.

We have several trees in our orchard now, apples, plums, greengages, damsons and pears, each year we add one or two more.  We have a few more places, then it will be full.  We hope to squeeze a few more into the ‘garden’ bit of our land too, where we have the big old apple trees.

This time of year is half summer and half autumn.  The apples are ready early, we have been picking blackberries for weeks, and harvested the pears last week. At the same time the beans are coming in thick and fast, along with tomatoes and other veg,   and a lot of time is given to the prepping and freezing of our produce.

Feels good.

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harvesting:

lettuce

spring onions

celery leaf

tomatoes

peas

blueberries

cabbage

courgettes

blackberries

physallis

calabrese

rocket

greengages

victoria plums

apples

french beans

red cabbages

pears

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