In truth the ciders are just about there, and the perries have been tasting fab for some weeks now. The 2014 sales drive is about to step up a gear, and it's here on this blog that we'll be giving you the heads-up on where we're at, and what we've got. Quite soon now!
Meanwhile, here's what's happening around the orchard and garden, because nature won't be rushed, and generally responds poorly to cidermakers shouting 'COME ON!' at it.
|Plenty of these about the garden|
|The tell-tale holes in the wax reveal it should be another good year for solitary bees too|
|Bramley Blossom, one of the prettiest in the garden|
|Hens Turd cider apple blossom on a cordon grown tree, with Hagloe Crab in the background|
|Could do without this though. Canker on one of the pot grown Dabinetts. Currently in full flower and it's not unknown for a fruit tree to recover from Canker, but the trunk is completely girdled so the prognosis is not good!|
|Rhubarb, lots of it. Which is good as I like lots of it.|