Sunday was also a beautiful day, just right for the Harvest Festival and Annual Apple day at the Organic centre in Rossinver. It attracted a huge crowd, with workshops going on for most of the day. We were particularly interested in the apple pruning demonstration. Pruning has always been a weak point for me with the exception of blackcurrant pruning, I never prune my roses as much as I know I should, and larger fruit trees have largely remained a mystery to me, but now I've got it! and I now know how to identity a leaf bud from a flower bud. The apples will get pruned when winter arrives, the plums will be done next summer.
|Juicing the apples.|
|Michaelmas Daisy with a resting Tortoiseshell butterfly.|
|Shades of yellow.|
|Watsonia at the coast.|
There were quite a few stalls, selling all types of great Organic goodies.
|Trevor, with a wonderful selection of cheeses as ever.|
|Mary from Bluebell Organic farm with her eggs, jams and pickles.|
It was a great day out and very well organised, and it was good to see so many people there.
|Yet another ruined castle.|
Monday was another lovely summers day, so we combined taking Zara our Persian cat to the vet,( she needed dental work done under anaesthetic,) with a trip to the coast.
I got the pure Aran wool and pattern that I wanted.
|Harbour slipway and the mountains of Sligo.|
|Tiger Flowers, you can eat the bulbs if you are so minded, I'd rather have the flowers.|
|Kissing carrots. This is what happens if you don't thin them out enough.|
|Fishing boat at Mullaghmore.|