The old saying goes "An Apple a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away", so at this rate we shouldn't have to see a doctor for many days. Richard picked the last of the Granny Smith apples off our one tree this week as the birds were finding their way under the nets and pecking at the fruit.
I haven't weighed the apples but by the time I've finished peeling and slicing what is here I'll be wishing the birds had eaten a lot more!
Granny Smiths are usually regarded as a cooking apple but these are so crisp, juicy and sweet that we've been eating them raw for weeks now. They don't need any added sugar when cooked either. Looks like I'll have to go to a charity shop tomorrow and buy some more jars. So, guess what I'll be doing this week - or forever.