We went to Blackmoor Apple Day

I’ve forgotten how long ago it was when we first went to the Blackmoor Apple Day. We’d bought soft fruit plants and later apple trees from Blackmoor Nurseries, and got to know about the apple tasting in that way.

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It’s become a regular event for us, and we really missed it when it wasn’t held a couple of years ago. It’s more of a country fair than simply an apple tasting event, so there are plenty of stalls and things to see.

With Halloween coming up, there were some beautiful pumpkins for sale ...

With Halloween coming up, there were some beautiful pumpkins for sale …

... including some quite exotic ones.

… including some quite exotic ones.

We tasted the apples and pears, of course.  Some varieties are only available commercially.  Sadly, we don't have room for more trees.

We tasted the apples and pears, of course. Some varieties are only available commercially. Sadly, we don’t have room for more trees.

The blacksmiths were there again this year ...

The blacksmiths were there again this year …

... but with some fabulous armoured helmets to display.

… but with some fabulous armoured helmets to display.

The wood carvers always have interesting things, including fence posts with carved birds.

The wood carvers always have interesting things, including fence posts with carved birds.

And there were real birds including this gorgeous Poland from Hollywater Hens.

And there were real birds including this gorgeous Poland from Hollywater Hens.

There were craft stalls indoors including a food market with artisan breads ...

There were craft stalls indoors including a food market with artisan breads …

... and pickles.

… and pickles.

This pic is especially for my brother-in-law, who loves the delicious roast meat rolls. Cheers, Rolf!

This pic is especially for my brother-in-law, who loves the delicious roast meat rolls. Cheers, Rolf!

On our way home we bought some pears to supplement our huge supply of home-grown apples.  From Blackmoor trees, of course!

On our way home we bought some pears to supplement our huge supply of home-grown apples. From Blackmoor trees, of course!

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