Even with our cherry netting up the Starlings are looking for any oppurtunity to find a way in and attack the cherries. Thankfully Big Bertha is on the job and today her tripod arrived meaning she can now rotate automatically after every “boom”. The direction of the sound changes each time she rotates and startles the little blighters even more #cherriesnotstarlings #savethefruit #bigberthaprotectorofherculesflatfruit
Ruby out thinning nectarines on her hydralada
Our new cherry netting was a bit late in arriving due to a slow ship!?️ Just a slight mad panic to get it up today as the birds were already attacking the still green cherries.? Thankfully the damage was minimal as Big Bertha (our bird scarer) has helped fend off the marauding flocks 😉
Our little apricots are growing up… ? #growyoubeautifulthings
From blossoms to ‘baby’ apricots
Some more blossom pics from around the Orchard ?
First night of frost fighting this season and it was a long one.? As always Little Toot the pump tractor served us well and was hard at work from midnight until 9am.
Here’s a few pics I took at first light.
Apricots out in full bloom. ??
The first “Earli Ril” apricot blossoms…..Frost fighting is not far away 😉 #readytoroll