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September 14, 2012

The first thing that i did wrong was to chat with The Procrastinator (aka him indoors) about the press…thought that it would in fact be a good idea to make sure that it was bone fide, just in case.  Well, apparently you need another few bits of kit too.  Not just the press, but a crusher too…and some other bits and bobs, but by the time he’d been telling me about this, i realised that we were having a groundhog day and back to square one of endlessly looking at options and never getting anything done.

Meanwhile, the fruit rots on the ground.

And i just can’t have this anymore.  The alternative is stewed apples for breakfast, with apple sauce for lunch, and crumble for tea, which all seems like a lot more work than smashing up a few apples and making juice.  So, whilst we may now be opting for a slightly different model, plus getting a crusher and some thing that measures sugar/alcohol propensity(????), and while i may be allowing him to take us on a merry jaunt to a cider farm this weekend to discuss options (again), by hook or by crook, we’ll be making cider this year.  The irony being of course, that i don’t even like the stuff.  Though the thought of ‘borrowing’ some of the Perry Pears from our neighbours garden and having a go at that does make me a little warmer to the whole thing.  But first, we’ve got to get the damn implements…we will be wassailing soon (and possibly having alcohol poisoning come Xmas,hey ho, ever the optimist me).

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2012 5:15 pm

    I love that you are picking up the local lingo – pretty soon you’ll be able to dispense with those pesky definite and indefinite articles, or is that only up Manchester and Wiggin way? Anyway, rootin’ for the cider with dash of “borrowed” pear.

    Did I tell you we didn’t get a single apple from our giant old apple tree this year? And after spending a fortune having it pruned. We had loads of blossoms but naught came of ’em – is it thieving squirrels or the bees not doing their job? Hope it is the former. Also every one of our peaches – and we had hundreds – vanished without a trace. Squirrels or chipmunks for sure – damn wild life! xxC

  2. September 14, 2012 6:22 pm

    I have heard (though from where i’ve no idea), that sometimes after a good prune you’ll get no fruit…so maybe that explains it, as seems odd to have had lots of flowers but nowt to show. And no peaches neither? Got to get up early to beat the pesky vermin to it – my hazelnuts gone the same way – squirrel heaven…xxx

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