And now the stormy weather rolls in!
Pirate is determined to exercise every day...even a small amount...
Yesterday we had a forage review walk ...and no bag between us..how remiss! One of our regular apple trees from previous years had looked to have a thin crop....but it was obviously all "up top"...and the high winds have helped them down. They won't keep, but these will go well in the next batch of juice.
We found a tree new to us as well, going a different side of a hedge to usual...and it looks like an eating apple...must keep an eye on that one.
Our usual cooking apple tree has hardly any fruit this year.. obviously cold wind at the wrong time.
Today we walked out before lunch, after I had my Winter Jags...flu in the right and covid in the left..as rain was forecast by 2pm.
I tried to add a six second video of the wind in an aspen tree, but the system or my tablet wouldn't oblige..things have been a little slow today.
Pirate has been having a siesta, and I have just been "pootering" quietly..and the rain rolled in on time at 2pm.."doing what it said on the tin"!!
He hasn't been feeling too good for a couple of days..but I think the root of that is not getting used to how much more fluid he needs to take in at the moment. Hopefully we have got a handle on that.
Time to wash the apples before we start mincing, using an old hand mincer which is permanently clamped on the end of the kitchen bench....too much faff to take off and on..!! And then pressing the juice from the minced apple pulp.