As it came on to rain again last week a local told me about some crab apple trees he'd remembered seeing. Rained off as I was I ventured down the lane and onto the footpath as advised. Sure enough, in the hedgerow apple leaves in abundance, but sadly no apples. Making my return I noticed a few trees bearing fruit off to my left in an overgrown field - surely the remains of an orchard and found I counted 7 trees with fruit. Too large to be crabs, but an interesting find nontheless and well worth the soaking from the long wet grass.