bEAching, cottage garden, fEAsting, meal planning

An apple a day keeps the Deer happy…

Homegrown Apples

Some of these cooking apples may be a little misshapen and show signs of pest attack but they are home grown at our Beach Cottage in Scotland and taste delicious in a crumble.  I am hoping there will be a few more when we go up in a couple of weeks time.

If you look closely at this picture below, which I took back in July,  you can see a young deer that had ventured into our garden having a crafty nibble at my apple tree.  Fortunately all the apples are on the higher branches and out of reach.  I think it is quite probable that we have  a lot of  visits by the wildlife when we are not there, this lovely lady did seem a little surprised to see me pointing a camera at her.  I expect she usually has the garden to herself.

Deer with Apple Tree


This week we have been enjoying Plum and Apple Crumble.

Plum and Apple Crumble

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10 thoughts on “An apple a day keeps the Deer happy…”

  1. We have 3 apple trees and will be having our little harvest session very soon. I usually freeze some for crumbles etc. If I made the crumbles to freeze none would make the freezer……it’s just so tempting….so delicious when cooling down. Lost count of how many times I have burnt my mouth by trying a crumble out before it has cooled down…..mmmmmmmmmm thinking now. Ice cream or custard?


  2. I would love to have deer in my garden even if they did steal the apples! I made an apple crumble on Sunday and have made one today for this evening. You can’t beat a good crumble – comfort food at its best. x


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