Almost Apple Picking Time

Our house was built in the 1930’s on a site of an apple orchard which appears on maps as far back as 1851.  In the back garden we have a very large elderly apple tree which has probably been there for at least a 100 years or maybe more? I don’t even know what kind of tree it is, I think it’s a Discovery, but I’m not sure.

This year has produced a bumper crop, probably because of all the rain in the last 18 months and looking at the apples they’ll be ripe for picking shortly.  So I really need some apple boxes to store the apples as they are beautiful apples to eat and it would be good to make some juice as well.

But in the meantime Betty is enjoying the windfalls, she adores chasing them up and down the garden.  In fact she’s happiest when pretending they are alive and she must ‘hunt’ them!

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