Tag Archives: Golden Delicious

A wild beast in the orchard

“You shouldn’t cut your fingers off if you hold onto the wire with your other hand” said my husband, giving me a demonstration from his side of the tree. The secateurs snapped with cold precision, cutting through thick branches as … Continue reading

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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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Crushing apples

I leant over the apple bin and grabbed hold of the box I’d been filling, heaving it over the edge and carrying it to another bin. I unhooked the cords on either side and the bottom swung open, allowing me … 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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