Category Archives: Orchard

And now the pasteurising is also done

Pasteurising 140+ bottles twenty at a time certainly takes a while. But happily it is now all done and I just need to find somewhere to store all those bottles for the next six months or so whilst we drink … Continue reading

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Finally finished bottling…

After six or seven hours over the last three days I’ve finally filled the last bottle with apple juice. One hundred and forty five 75cl bottles, to be precise, so almost 109 litres or a shade under 24 UK gallons. … Continue reading

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Once again it’s apple-pressing day

I posted a month back that we’d collected apples for pressing, but until today we’d not actually got around to doing the hard work. I estimated that we had 250kg to 300kg of apples ready to be pressed and today … Continue reading

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Apple pressing time again

This weekend I spent a morning collecting apples with my son, to press for apple juice. Last year we finished with sixteen gallons of juice, but I’m hoping for a little more this year. Hopefully we can get them pressed … Continue reading

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Veg plot 2020, #8

[14th June] Well, more orchard than veg plot, really. I planted four cherry trees in our orchard some years back. One is a “bitter” type cherry whilst the others are early, mid and late-season dessert cherries. The mid-season tree (which … Continue reading

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