Harvest Festival

Today is the Harvest Festival at Elsa's school.  Because we can't get there, we thought we'd have a harvest festival of our own in the garden.  We've been picking apples from the trees we planted four years ago, mostly giant bramleys and my favourite cox's orange pippin.  Such a delicious apple ::  a perfect balance of sweet and tart.  I think I need to plant another tree so we can have plenty more to eat. 

With only a few big bramelys, there will be enough for apple pie for dinner tonight. Bolstered perhaps with a few juicy blackberries that grow wild in the corners of the garden, which we naughtily neglect to control. Much to the neighbours disapproval I'm sure.  

In another corner of the garden, there sits an unruly collection of found, recycled, scavenged and reused timber, pallets, wires, kitchen cupboards and a wire door for the new chook house our friend Pete is building.  With a big new chook palace, I'll be off to the poultry fanciers sale in April to find some new girls to enhance our flock.  




7 comments:

  1. It's so lovely to eat apples from your own tree isn't it? You can never have enough fruit trees I've found. We're thinking of visiting the Woodbridge Fruit tree open day in a couple of weeks, to extend the orchard, stage three will be some more quinces, and cider apple varieties.

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  2. Oh I can't wait to see your chook house... any clues as to what it might look like... just like Martha's?? Georgie x

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  3. Love the old apple varieties - I planted a Lord Lambourne and a King of the Pippins among others this year. Looking forward to apples in a few years. I do love how the chook house is coming along.

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  4. Oh do keep an eye out for me and I am open to suggestions of what to do. I am making a bit of a list right now with history, arts, op shops and yummy food.

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  5. Those apples look sooo good. I have two apple trees in my garden which I atempted to espaliard to my backfence, they haven't been bearing fruit other than two tiny weeny apples three years ago(their first season) they have been grafted onto a low chill rootstock,as it doesn't really get cold enough here north of Sydney for them to set fruit otherwise.

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  6. Happy Fall and Hellos from NY's apple country..

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  7. autumn festival today at our school too. such a wonderful day. fed my tummy and fed my soul. xo

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