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The wind has caused a lot to drop but not many ripe ones. The squirrels are having a great time.
 

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Ystranc

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There is a massive sweet chestnut tree on the road West out of Abergavenny that produces masses of chestnuts. The land has just changed hands so I'm unsure how welcome I will be this year.
 
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There is a massive sweet chestnut tree on the road West out of Abergavenny that produces masses of chestnuts. The land has just changed hands so I'm unsure how welcome I will be this year.
I haven't found a tree which produces anything except puny, flat little Chestnuts, the one in my back garden included. Is that a tree age/maturity thing Mike, or some other reason?
 
Yep sweet ones will be having a few soon in a stew on the fire, they are pretty good to use to thicken up some gravy, boil them In the shell, shell and get rid of the membrane then sprinkle in the stew, works a treat
Sweet chestnuts Med?...If they are (and not conkers) I can only wish that I had your problems
es,
 
So many here it's unreal, a few more unripened ones on the floor than last year storm Alex to blame for that. Weather is changing a few sunnier days on the way so a Pan roast duck breast, with spuds, parsnips,
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and carrots from the veggies patch and still got a few runner beans I could pick, with a sage, rosemary, and chestnut gravy
 
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