Thursday 29 September 2016

Pears in September

After seeing the pears on Canterbury street a few weeks ago, I decided to go back and see how the pears were doing,  as I needed to go to the shops on Histon Road so went via Windsor Road to Canterbury road.

Good fortune as the pears had just started to drop so harvesting was easy.
After only a few minutes, I returned with a large bag of beautiful conference pears. I will store them and eat one or two a day over the next few weeks as part of my breakfast.

Juicy and delicious.

Monday 19 September 2016

Picking eating apples at Elsa

Today went to Elsa's on Windsor Road to pick eating apples. They were not too sweet and would be good to press without mixing with cookers.

On the way back I noticed an eating apple tree in the same street, over hanging the pavement.
Will see if next week they are still on the tree as the wheelie bin is totally full with apple pressing left overs.

Thank you Elsa for the lovely apples.

Sunday 18 September 2016

Apple picking at Jo's

After a false start on Friday (very wet weather) we picked some apples at Jo's across the street.
Not many but enough to have to do a few pressings with Weihua, Greg and Mayumi .
The weather was a little better but the first feel of autumn. 34 degree last week whereas 16 degree today.
Nonetheless we had a lovely time. We are blessed to have an Abundance of Lovely people and apples!

Saturday 17 September 2016

apple picking at St Edmunds' College

Due to the terrible weather on Friday, Mark and I took the opportunity today to pick some eating apples at St Edmunds' College as tomorrow will be apple juicing with some members of the NVS.
The apples are in abundance but very small. I even managed to pick some pears with the new pickers. A passerby who has lived here for 50 years told us about the plum trees she used to harvest. Must have a look next year to see if there are some to share.

The walnuts are almost ready too but the squirrels seem to have been there a little earlier than me!

Thursday 15 September 2016

Fruit at St Luke's school

Today I went to have a look at the school orchard. Many of the apples have already dropped on the ground. Should've been there a week earlier. Still some on the trees, will check with the school if they can harvest for a pressing session.

Pears are nearly ready and the quinces are still growing.

Lots of lovely trees, just need some more care and attention

Apples in French' road are ready

On my way to checking out St Edmunds I swung by French' road to see if the apple tree, Hugo and I harvested last year had any apples and if so if they were ready.

I notice a lot of rotten apples on the floor and still some to harvest. I have decided to go back this afternoon as the weather is beautifully warm and sunny. Such a treat at this time in the year.
There are not many, but they will be lovely for the coming breakfasts.

Thursday 8 September 2016

Apples, Pears and Figs on Canterbury Street

On my search for the last black berries, I went via Histon Road recreation ground. Unfortunately I was too late. None left but ending at the other side of the park found a lovely apple tree at 69 Canterbury street. It is a rented house and the tenant was happy for me to pick the apples. They are difficult to identify,  Pressing them made a lovely fresh juice. No need to mix with other apples.

The pears and figs in the garden are not quite ready yet. Will check next week.