Dry Arch Growers – August 2015

In January we told you about Fifty Apples Trees and a Wassail. I have recently visited Dry Arch Growers in Bathampton to see how they have fared over the summer.

On a very wet Sunday morning I met up with volunteers and we walked round the site, up by the rows of young apples trees to which we contributed; they have taken well and look healthy. They are now fenced in to protect them from deer who like to take a nibble of young shoots. The orchard promises well for the future. On round to see young turkeys braving the weather and in the next field four young pigs sheltering. They came out to say hello, but by the look of the ground when they are outside they enjoy a good wallow in the mud. Some promising Christmas dinners there.

They run a veg box scheme with good seasonal produce and I was given some delicious tomatoes to come away with.

Wendy Pollard