Thursday, 26 September 2013

Fruity Times

So much fruit everywhere on the farm at the moment...
Apples galore
The weight of apples snapped one of the branches off this tree yielding half a barrow of fruit...
We've had maybe eight barrow loads of windfall apples from the orchard so far which have helped to feed the pigs, who love them
We're developing these large pig feeding beds with two apple trees each so the pigs can feed themselves at least some of the time
The beds will be mini forest gardens, here we're starting ground cover of mustard and facelia which worked really well in the pig field
Damsons everywhere too - love that velvety, dusty finish on them - sadly three-quarters of them are out of reach...
...still plenty to make wine with though - I hear that damson wine is one of the best too, sort of like a really good port

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