October is a time when fruit is plentiful in our garden. Apples are never in short supply, and our sole humble apple tree produces more than enough fruit for the two of us. It is a special feeling to be picking home-grown fruit straight off the tree or from the ground and it never ceases to amaze me just how many large lovely apples there are.
The challenge is trying to find clever ways of preserving the fruit so that none of it goes to waste. We are storing boxes of apples in our rather cold garage - the old saying about "one bad apple" springs to mind so I am making sure that no apple touches another to ensure longevity. Easier said that done, when there are four boxes full of apples and limited space in our garage.