Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
I filled these two demijohns with tangy apples and rainwater to make the most simple of all ciders. I popped some crimson crab apples into one bottle and am interested to know what effect they will have on the final cider; perhaps they will colour it differently. I didn't add sugar or even raisins, with the yeasts they are said to carry. I think there is enough yeast on the skins of the apples to do the trick.
Posted by robertguyton at 8:55 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Aren't they astonishing! Huge, sweet, delicious (yes, I know, one's an egg; put there to show their size). We've baskets and baskets of them and still more on the trees, ripening. I've never seen a crop like it and as they swell, I fear for the branches, so huge are the fruits and numerous are they; the birds, eating at full throttle, are barely making a dent in the crop, though there are dozens of plums knocked by them onto the ground. Year of the Plum, for sure!
Posted by robertguyton at 9:02 AM