Mike and Claire Shorland own Rull Orchard near Tiverton. This is the funny and moving story of an orchard dreamer, and how dreams can come true.
‘And then the moment happened. The sun had risen above the terraced roofline… I was filled with the deepest and most natural warmth. I stood. I felt a rare, but moving tingle down the spine. And I knew then that I was going to plant my own orchard. Rows after rows, quincunx upon quincunx.’
We urge you to read this beautiful piece by Mike, published in Cider Review in December 2022.