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New year workday

Sunday Jan 4th

I was late down to the workday, everyone was already busy tucking into puddings, and Brendan, Tat and the girls had been and gone.

Workday Lunch Jan 2015

Workday Lunch Jan 2015

There was pruning of the Bramley Apple tree, the grapevine and the gooseberries. Which was good as I took a gallon of apple juice home from the end of the Poole Transition Apple Pressing day in the high street back in October, and so brought homemade Cider back to the patch today. Back because most of the apples were Bramleys from our tree at the end of the greenhouse. The cidermaking went well, but because of the mix of apples, it was a bit tart, so mulling seemed the best thing to do with it.

Everyone back to work, and Fizz was shelling runner beans – I never found out whether they were to plant or take home and eat. Jan and Kate were busy pruning the gooseberries and spreading compost as a top dressing.

Jan pruning Gooseberries

Jan pruning Gooseberries

And the old compost bins having rotted away (after probably about 10 years use), Gary was overseeing construction of a new set, with Marcos and Ken helping, and Andy getting in the way.

Gary constructing the new compost bins

Gary constructing the new compost bins

Mateo helped consume the puddings, but otherwise the kids mostly seemed to be asleep, which was probably good for both them and their parents.

Mark was busy with the pruning, and full of the details of a great trip to Madagascar, marred by Air France loosing their luggage in both directions, and generally making the travelling an awful experience. Looking forwards to a slideshow of the various creatures they saw.

One Comment

  1. gary finch says:

    The runner beans were for planting – eating dried runner beans could prove pretty injurious to health unless very carefully prepared

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