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Orchard Update

Orchard Update

While much of Australia has been coping with devastating flooding rains, we’ve been tightening up on our use of water and closely watching nearby fires.  Rainfall for the past few months has been very minimal indeed.  The figs on our...
Indestructible Figs

Indestructible Figs

A recent marital “discussion” involved the stud rams enthusiastic “mowing” of a row in the orchard, which involved knocking over tree guards and stripping young trees of leaves, tender branches, and in one case, um, the whole trunk.  Two of the...
Windy Orchard

Windy Orchard

The wind has been blowing like mad for days now – I know we’re really over it but it seems to be happening over much of NSW.  I’m willing our little apricots on our young tree to hang on for dear life.The apples are held tighter so they look fairly...
Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Our town is known for it’s cherries. Our little fruit treelets that were planted in our new orchard last winter are just starting to flower. So...