It looks like its going to be a bumper apple year though, and I'm very excited about this since we have a new barrel press that we haven't yet tried out! Cider anyone?
We will be enjoying more fruit harvests in the future too, having identified the perfect spot for our soft fruit cage amongst our forest garden area. At the moment most of our fruit comes in the autumn, so having some summer raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries safe from the birds will extend our fruit harvest by a good few months. We are thinking of building the fruit cage and putting chickens in there for the first few months to help clear and manure it before we plant in the bushes we've been raising from cuttings over the last few years. Chickens and berries! Robin will be in heaven!