Category Archives: The Apple Empire

Phew!! Finished.

  After three weeks of picking, grading, sorting and packing apples, we have finally finished. The best apples were put into trays and boxes. The trays have been sent down to Provence and the boxes will be sold at the … Continue reading

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The reluctant tractor driver

  As I lowered myself into the old metal-backed seat and took hold of the massive steering wheel, I had the oddly familiar feeling, of not being quite in control. “Watch the brakes, they’re a bit dodgy” my husband shouted, … Continue reading

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The pickers

I glanced covertly through the leaves at the pickers on the other side of my apple tree and stifled a groan. I ought to count myself lucky I thought. At least we managed to find workers in the village, without … Continue reading

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Gone to pick 50 tonnes of apples. Back soon.

for Wordless Wednesday

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The apple orchard that almost was

“They don’t want them” he said as he came into the kitchen, worry flickering across his face. “They’re only interested in the good ones.” I looked at him uncertainly, the knife in my hand hovering above a tomato. This was bad news. … Continue reading

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Blocked

Frustration seared through me as I took a pot shot at the bin, aiming my latest effort at advertising into its depths. My acute lack of marketing skills was starting to make itself felt, as was the absence of any … Continue reading

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