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Posted: Saturday 3 January, 2009

by Rosemary at 8:38pm in Growing 1 comment Comments closed

It's been bitterly cold here today, but dry and sunny. Dan donned his comedy hat and headed out to prune the apple and pear trees in the orchard. It's not his favourite job - getting it wrong will impact in yields next year.

We had a good crop of apples this year and the cookers in particular are storing really well. I made an apple and mincemeat crumble today, with real custard. Yummy. So as long as Dan does this year what he did last, we should be OK.

So just the blackcurrants to do now - maybe tomorrow. The rhubarb needs to be lifted and split, but we'll need to wait until the ground thaws before we do that.


Brad K.

Sunday 4 January, 2009 at 5:26am

"his comedy hat" - on a cold day, I usually have a knit cap or ball cap, with a hooded sweatshirt and either a hooded jacket or hooded coat. Maybe a long scarf about my face, if it is windy or too bitter cold.

So .. what is a comedy hat?

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