Wednesday, 26 October 2011
A wet day and the super duper new apple peeler, corer, slicer
Well a few months ago we were complaining that we were short of water and that we really needed rain, okay, okay, so you heard our complaints but can you please turn the taps off for a while now. Lots and lots of rain today, heavy, straight rain that soaks you to the skin in minutes. The ponies are miserable and wet, the cat has spent the day on the sofa and the dog is refusing to step outside the door. Neverthe less it has been a good day - why? Because dealing with piles of apples for drying has just become quicker, our apple peeler, corer, slicer arrived in the post, so of course we had to give it a trial run. The job usually takes me two hours to fill the dryer with apples, the new super duper machine (works a bit like a mincer - you have the great fun of turning the handle) turned the job into half an hour. Looking forward to the next job I can use it for - hmm it is going to be very useful when preparing apples for stewing and bottling - good oh. I will get the other half to produce a decent picture for me to post up. Off to do some mending now, so much swearing will occur (I am rubbish with a sharp pointy thing in my hand). Speak again soon.