On a day when temperatures didn’t go above freezing, it would have been great to get the step ladders out and prune the higher branches on the Reinette Orléans. However, it wasn’t to be as today was also the monthly Weavers, Spinners and Dyers meeting in York.
Yesterday, it was too warm to consider pruning but, talking of the tree which produces such magnificent cooking apples, I found a few fruit which had not gone rotten in storage. These were decidedly in need of being eaten, so they went in Apple and Walnut Scones, as published by Reclaiming Paradise.
This was the first time I had made scones and the end result looked more like rock cakes in stature. The taste, meanwhile, was definitely that of scones, so in the autumn this year I have a new way of using up apples before they are fit only for the compost bin.
I had hoped to do more than turn the said bin yesterday but it was another busy morning, which included visiting the dentist and collecting an order of Hodmedod beans from the post office. I then managed to fall asleep in the afternoon whilst reading one of the many books recently borrowed from the library.
I’d ordered a number of books and had expected to wait months for any to become available. Sod’s Law that they all turned up at once. Still, I did manage to squeeze in some work on the latest Monmouth Cap and the garden isn’t going to disappear.