cider: apple wine glass with apple in front of white background

It’s been a funny sort of year for weather; I’m no expert on global warming but with only a week till Christmas I have seen a bloke mowing his lawn and a host of golden daffodils in full trumpet on a roundabout in Slough!

We had a real mixed bag of weather this spring and summer but luckily the apple trees seemed to enjoy it and Salt Hill Cider had a record harvest which means there will be plenty of cider available from spring 2016.

With the help of Keith, Chris & Olly , my loyal volunteers we managed to turn about 6 tonnes of local apples into juice which is slowly turning into cider.

Not much to do now until the spring except attend the Hedgerley Wassail in January for the ceremony in the orchard that will hopefully bring about another great apple harvest in the autumn of 2016.