We even have apples ready for harvesting:
While we used to gather loads from the old (Victorian) orchard tucked away in our development,
we now have some serious competition. This year, a keen bean beat us to it, picking the lower branches clean and hoovering up the windfalls in one fell swoop. We did manage to gather a few,
but only enough for two small batches of applesauce.
So good thing we know Rachel, who has an apple tree so big she actually owns professional picking equipment! After a visit to Rachel today, we have enough apples to make a whole freezer-full of applesauce. Now we're ready for autumn and winter!