Friday, 7 January 2011
Now that the ground has thawed out (it did snow again today though) I plan to spend this weekend getting in some bare root fruit trees. My trees when added to the ones I planted last year and the already existing trees should enable me to make several hundred gallons of cider and apple juice within the next couple of years. Now I like cider and apple juice but the ultimate aim would be to produce some apple brandy (Calvados). Apparently home distillation of spirits is against the law and as a law abiding chap I would not like to condone any law breaking nor deny Her Majesty's revenue and customs dept any due revenue...would I? We do however have some suspicious looking copper fittings and piping lurking on the property and I can only imagine what a devious individual could rig up if they had say.....an unused coach house, I shall keep you informed.