Hunting and Gathering Trees

Finally, the weather turned to ‘not rainy’ and my schedule cleared up and I could go tree shopping.   Only I’ve left it a little late.  I knew I had but didn’t realise just how late as all the good stuff…

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Getting Fruity

I have a problem.  I want it all and I want it now.  But there is an ancient Chinese proverb to support me in my pressing desires.  “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The next…

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Collecting apples for crushing

Currently, in my gardenless state, any opportunity to get up close and personal with any kind of gardening and I’m in.  Even a rain soaked autumnal day won’t dampen my enthusiasm, so when I was invited to help pick apples…

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Is it scrumping if it’s your orchard?

Because technically scrumping is stealing fruit – particularly apples from an orchard.  But not one to be hung up on a technicality, we went scrumping – in our orchard. Now the thing about our orchard is I planted it at…

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If I shut my eyes – I could so easily fool myself.

Today is so lovely.  It is hot, not height of summer hot, but warm enough to say “gosh, it’s hot out there.”  The sky is blue but is dotted with clouds.  However not enough to cling to the thought that the…

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You’ll have to take my word for it.

It was the most amazing day, blue skies that went forever, not a puff of wind and was even a little warm when you weren’t in the shade.  But I had to do my inside book keeping thingy.  The kids…

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