Sheesh! Been so busy over the summer what with still fighting nettles, brambles and Japanese Knot-Weed on our 'proto-orchard'; attempted car-jacking and robbery at 75mph on the Autoroute in Spain(!!!); visiting Cidre and Calvados producers in France; buying a new caravan; and working very hard on the Cider and Perry Bar at Moorgreen Show, Watnall... And this weekend we are off down to Ross-on-Wye for the Cider and Perry Festival at Broome Farm! I'm afraid I've got loads to catch up on - but too busy to add stuff at present.
However, I am taking loads of photos of the proto-orchard's development, so will start to post these and describe the (long) process of trying to clear 5-odd years worth of neglected ground. Feels almost Neanderthal, like we are the first folks who decided to settle down from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and clear the primordial forest.... Slight exaggeration, but I hope you get the picture!