Summer in the Moutere can be dry and hot. We are circled by mountains, and on some days when the earth is parched and the trees need a drink, we can see rain all around but not overhead. But we do have irrigation for the dry days, and the more mature trees have set their roots deep. The fruitlets develop into apples and begin to take on colour. This is a busy time in the despatch shed as it is prime cider drinking time. We start to plan for the autumn vintage.