Monthly Archives: July 2018


Need something refreshing in the hot weather (or after scything)? Here is a simple recipe which works well with any well-flavoured dry cider (such as a Mosser cider, of course). 2/3rds chilled dry 100% juice cider 1/3rd chilled lemonade splash of apple aperitif, cider brandy or calvados (optional) a splash […]

Summer cider cup


The space between the trees is not just space (although that’s important so that they have room to spread!). It usually gets filled with grass and weeds (unless you let animals in the orchard, which we don’t).  What we have tried to do is to encourage a wildflower meadow which […]

The space between the trees


We seem to have had an astonishingly long spell (for Cumbria) of dry hot weather. The grass has almost stopped growing and even the trees are struggling. While the dozen or so young trees in the orchard have been cossetted by watering cans, the established trees have had to fend […]

Parched earth