In 2015 /2016 we replaced a cider apple orchard destroyed by cattle in the 1950’s. We decided to use standard trees rather than commercial bush trees. They take longer to mature and grow to an eventual enormous height but make very good housing for the local birds and bugs! Local varieties of cider apple trees were planted such as Kingston Black, Brown’s and Dabinett.
Kate Lynch is a local artist and author who has spent two years shadowing farming families on the Somerset Levels – including us.
She has published a book of her paintings, drawings and recorded conversations and we have this lovely book for sale (signed by Kate) for £15