Rambling Steve Appleseed

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Agriculture
Occupation I was a GP for around 30 years, took voluntary early retirement in 2012 and now work in a skin cancer clinic and as an independent educator, mainly in skin cancer diagnosis
Location Botley, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Introduction Julia and I envisioned, planted and manage the Fruitwise orchard in Durley, Hampshire. I am interested in heritage apples. Valuable old apple DNA is being lost and we can't afford to lose it. The most reliable way to stop and reverse this loss is for people to become interested in preserving the heritage of apples which comes down to us from our ancestors. This can best be done by planting, celebrating, preserving and using local orchards. We are commited Christians.
Interests Stephen Hayes is an Evangelical Christian, Darwin dissenter (see http://www.questiondarwin.com) grower of heritage apples (see www.fruitwise.net) and enjoy the noise my guitars make, not least my new 2013 Les Paul sunburst. I blog about skin cancer diagnosis on www.dermoscopy.wordpress.com
Favorite Movies Seven Samurai, Das Boot, LOTR, All Quiet on the Western Front, Apocalypse Now, Sunday Too Far Away, Crossroads, Emperor of the North, Forbidden Planet.
Favorite Music Keeps changing. Currently listening to old Fairport Convention a lot, also Dylan, Hendrix, Vivaldi mandolin and guitar concertos, Brahms string quartets, trying to play some Bach on classic guitar. Latest guitar discovery Bill Kirchen, last new CDs were by Chet Atkins and Les Paul.
Favorite Books The Bible. Lord of the Rings. Anything by CS Lewis especially the Ransom Trilogy. see list of favourite fruit growing books on fruitwise.net site. Favourite apple book is Rosanne Sanders 'The English Apple'.