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Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 11 5:07 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Two more links fell into place today.

I had my van sign written. What do you think?









and we went to Wrexham to pick up some food grade blue barrels. We had eleven 60 litre barrels and six 30 litre barrels. The big ones cost me six quid plus vat and the others were three.





12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 9087
Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 11 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nice, I'm jealous

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 11 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Van looks LOVELY!

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 11 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks and so do you Van Is it alright if I call you Van?

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 8324

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 11 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

PMSL ... you can call me anything you like online ... but face-to-face, I only answer to Vanessa. Or darling or sweetheart (but these only from my husband!)

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 11 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's very little in the way of news that happens in our area. I'm desperate for apples and the local newspaper is usually just as desperate for something to fill their pages. Today, I'm going to approach them to see if they'll do a small feature on my embryo business. With a bit of luck, I'll get offers of apples and they'll get some copy.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33569
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 11 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I will have an orchard of apples that fall and rot. Should you be near Hereford, they are yours (or anyone else's)

One guy comes, takes a ton and delivers me some cider, bUt there's always an excess, that go to waste.

beangreen



Joined: 21 Aug 2006
Posts: 34

PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 11 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great van, but you should have put your phone number on there instead of blank spaces

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 11 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its a great shame that we have to blank out phone and car reg numbers but unfortunately, its something that we just have to do. Not on this forum or my own, but its amazing how many saddo toss pots there are hanging around in the ether. Unfortunately, we have had experience of some of them from time to time.

Nick thats a fantastic offer and while we'll be down in your county in the next few months, we'll already have a full load of apples on board. Out of interest, when do you reckon yours are usually ready for collection?

I'm hoping to pick some up from this place next Tuesday. http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/study-centre
They have three orchards there, one of which is a communal one.

I'm on a steep learning curve at the moment and its only recently that I learned that windfalls are not suitable for apple juicing and that apples for juicing should be picked straight from the tree. Thats because of something called patulin.

http://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/ppimageupload/Image73189.PDF


Thankfully the fermentation process takes care of patulin and windfalls are fine for cider making.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33569
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 11 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Late September into October. I'll post when they're ready.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13458

PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 15 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Additional signage for my van.
Some of you will remember that a few years ago I had my van sign written for our cider and apple juice business. There was always the small panels on the front doors that I couldn't think what to do with, well now that space has been filled. The sign writer nipped in today and did this. I'm pretty pleased, what do you think? It certainly can't do any harm.










12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 15 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 15 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ace
pork n cider is a classic combo

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 15 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks good.

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 15 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've just got to make sure that I live up to what's on the tin.

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