The apples are of the delicious Discovery variety — sweet and juicy. And all organic too since we tend to leave the tree to its own devices apart from the odd bit of pruning.
We do get quite a bumper crop and there are only so many apples you can eat, so lots get given away.
Last year, my nephew constructed an apple press using a car jack and blocks of wood and managed to squeeze more than a gallon of juice that he then fermented to make cider.
It was quite a frab, what with all the labour, then adjusting the brew with various clearing chemicals and added sweetener before waiting three months before he could drink it. It would have been much easier and cheaper to buy a job lot of cans of White Lightning from the supermarket.
I’m not sure what we’ll do with them this year, perhaps set up a stall on the market.
Anyway, that the apple of my eye above — my daughter with the pick of the crop.