Apricot bottling and a recipe for berry tarts!

Have you done any fruit bottling this year? Never tried it before? It’s really easy, and a great way to preserve the summer bounty to enjoy through winter. Cutting up apricots for bottling (Photo: Biomi) Our farm is a demonstration of how you can grow and...

There’s slugs on my fruit trees!

Have you seen these critters on your fruit trees? Pear and cherry slug These are pear and cherry slugs, and as you can see, they eat the leaves on pear and cherry trees. The first question to ask yourself when you see these creepy looking slugs (as with all pests and...

Cherry pie

A rainy day in summer means a day in the kitchen preserving fruit, and if you’re lucky enough to grow (or have access to) cherries, then cherry pie is a wonderful place to start. But there’s plenty of other ways of preserving cherries as well. One of our...

This is what “retirement” looks like…

We’ve been asked a lot recently how we’re enjoying our retirement. Well, so far, this is what retirement looks like… Though we’re not responsible for most of the orchards any more, we still look after the heritage apple orchard. We didn’t...