Sunday 2nd October we were apple juicing at Old Sleningford Farm. It’s quite hard work but there is a great team spirit.
Rachel, who runs the farm, was very generous in paying us in kind for the work, so my daughter and I came home with three bottles of fresh apple juice, two of which I’ve pasteurised for future consumption. We also drank plenty for lunch, and inbetween!
As if this wasn’t enough, there were also a number of vegetables on offer. No one wanted the cucumbers apart from me, so I brought home the lot, as well as a yellow courgette. I suspect it might actually be a marrow but maybe later on today I’ll be brave enough to find out.
As if this wasn’t enough work and enough produce, I decided that the fennel seeds in my own back garden needed to come in. I reckon in all they weigh about half a kilo, so they should last me in tea for a good while. Just as importantly, I had only one bag of them last year, so double that now, which makes me wonder if each year there will be some kind of incremental growth or is that’s maximum capacity.