Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Cidermaking in Monmouthshire

It's apple-picking time again so the entire staff of Llanblethian Orchards - well okay Alex, his flatmate John and myself 'cos I knew where the orchard was - all headed off to the wilds of Monmouthshire on sunday for some scrumping.

Alex shows us above how to get the apples from the tree - a process known as "Panking".
And of course a suitable tribute must be paid to the goddess of the orcahrd, using cider made from from the harvest last year.

This is to ensure a good crop for next year.

Thanks to Ben Jones from the Kings Arms in Abergavenny for letting us use his orchard for the second year running.

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