The tump is starting to look more respectable now – not least thanks to a sterling scrumping effort (again) from Phil McBrien on Sunday and a brilliant haul from the Sutton clan. This is a picture of the wonderful Bethan who is very pleased with the sudden arrival of a tonne of apples in the garden.
Sunday isn’t very far away, but there’s plenty of time for a last minute scrump. We need some more varieties if we’re going to create cider as delicious as last year’s batch (which is being heralded as a classic). Remember, we can take eaters, cider apples, cookers and crabs. It’s all about the mix.
If you haven’t already, then let us know if you’re coming. Jane will be making the legendary hog roast and we need to get an idea of how many to cater for. Please bring a dish to share if you can. We’ll have the usual competition for the best and most inventive apple related dish.
BBC Weather forecast is predicting rain on Saturday, but dry on Sunday. Sorry to say that no sign of a re-run of last year’s heatwave though. Whatever the weather, we’ll have lots of apple juice, cider and great company to enjoy.