Waste not- want not ..as my old granny used to say as she carefully packed and stored boxes of excess apples and pears out of the orchard in the the dark spooky cellar with hidey holes built into the walls.

My brother and I used to be scared (I hate to admit even now .. Although I pretended to be brave to him) when we were sent down in the winter to bring some up to make apple pies, apple duff or crumbles in the winter.

All this in the days before fridges/ freezers and availability of many fruits year round.LOL there was electricity though ..but her house did still have the old gas mantles on the walls