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Post Apple Day Report, or How to make Organic Pigs very happy.

Some pics of the orchard 'put to bed' . We've covered the beds with cardboard, wood-chippings and leaves, which should suppress weeds and enrich the soil. 

The problem: What to do with the masses of apples from the Newton Wonder tree, - this year in such profusion that we had difficulty giving them away.

The solution: Deliver them to the Cross Lanes Farm shop and café for their organic pigs.  Ray Wright of Arkengarthdale volunteered along with stalwart Orchard Group member Eileen to take our surplus apples over the Stang in very foggy weather to the Cross Lanes Farm Shop to feed to their organic pigs.   Ray estimated there was half a ton of apples, which Deborah, the manager was delighted to receive.   Eileen & Ray were then treated to hot sandwiches which were very welcome before making the return trip again in the fog.

Meanwhile, work in the Orchard continues…