Another Winter Update 🧥🧣🧤
Sam put in a new pipeline through a small section of the Orchard and replaced some other pipes as well.
Here’s a few snaps of my brother at work 😊📸
We ended up having to heel in a few hundred of our new trees as we simply ran out of time to plant them out. This job will now be completed over the next few weeks before bud burst 🌳🌳 🍒🍎🍐🍑🍊
Pruning is coming along nicely and hope to have it finished within a couple of weeks 😁
Crunchy Granny Smith apples are still available in 3, 5 & 10 kg bags and we are still couriering in 10 & 15kg boxes ? ?
Open from first light til dark. Flick me a txt if you need more info… Ruby..027-288-6090 ?
Pruning time here on the Orchard
My mate ‘Digger Dave’ arrived this morning and “Operation Dam Clean Up” commenced – with the first half of the silt from the November storm being scooped out – what a job!! – Dave made it look so easy.
The second half will be scooped out in a couple of weeks time, once it has dried out a bit more. ?
Here are some before and after photos. Will post more when the job is completed. ?
“Little Toot” our pump tractor is relieved the silt is being dug out as she has been a bit worried since ‘her dam’ was assaulted by all the silt….. ‘Digger Dave’ to the rescue little buddy……
Here’s a few photos I snapped of the fencing project which still isn’t completed as time has been against us.
Buddy and James both have shared their Sundays with Sam over the past two weekends. Thanks guys ?
Last November when the horrendous thunder storm hit the valley, a massive amount of silt flew down the hill into our dam.
Only now have we got the time to get the dam cleaned.
The dam will be drained over the next few days so the digger will be here in the not too distant future.
When we were young, Mum used to take us up there for a picnic lunch – lots of great memories ❤️
I must tell you about the success of security cameras.
Many of our rural friends have followed our cue and installed them with great success. They either work as a deterrent or work as proof of criminal activity.
One farmer friend caught a person pinching his fuel, another found out who was tampering with his tractor and another found out who was snooping around his place when he went out.
Furthermore most security cameras have great audio and pick up conversations with such clarity as I found out late yesterday afternoon when I played back the footage from one of our cameras; a very bizarre, one-sided conversation was recorded. And if that wasn’t bad enough I had a ferret “grinning away” at me up at the dam! ? Can’t beat a bit of entertainment on a Sunday afternoon ?
So to anyone wanting to protect their property, I can highly recommend getting security cameras – they are well worth the investment.
We still have plenty of apples for sale in 5kg and 10kg bags. And juice boxes as well.
Txt/ring me (Ruby) on 027 288 6090 if you want to place a courier order or if you have a query.
Open.….7 days…first light ? until dark
Open 7 days…from first light until dark
Freshly picked Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Royal Gala apples and Quinces are available at present. ?
Golden Delicious are great for eating, stewing and bottling. ?
Stewed apples and custard is an inexpensive way to feed the tribe and are also great in apple shortcake, pies and crumbles. #kidsloveapples
Flick a txt to Ruby 027 288 6090 if you want to pick up a large order.
Enjoy your Easter Break
If you have any fruit orders or enquiries tomorrow ( Friday) please ring/txt me …Ruby… 027 288 6090 as our power will be shut off all day due to a power pole being replaced as it was ‘red stickered’ a wee while ago ?hence there will be no landline for the day ?
Sad to see the pole go as the birds have enjoyed using it as a resting place for many years but hopefully they will adopt the new pole as a member of their family.
Also Monday is Otago Anniversary Day so there will be no courier orders going out as NZ Couriers won’t be running as they are having a well deserved rest. ??
All will be back to normal on Tuesday. ??
Our Royal Gala apples are picked fresh each day so we can guarantee freshness ??
We sell them in 5 and 10 kg bags and also have 13 kg boxes of seconds for juicing.
Also couriering them in 10 or 15 kg boxes.
Still accepting bulk orders for fundraising so PM us if you are interested.
We have a very limited amount of 2nd grade Golden Queen peaches on the stall as the majority of them are pre-sold.
They are good quality 2nd grade.
To all those on the Golden Queens List, your orders will be sent out over the next week or so as they ripen. Ruby will be in contact to let you when they will be despatched.
If you would like to go on our “Golden Queen list’ for 2019 txt Ruby 027 288 6090.
Quinces start in the middle of next week and we will have them in 3kg and 5 kg bags.
They are not eaten raw as they have a dry firm flesh but once cooked the flesh changes from white to a rose-pink colour and they taste great……poaching, baking, bottling, chutney and jelly ?
All the other varieties of apples are looking good and will keep you posted as to when they will be available.
To all our new customers we have plenty of easy parking available and we have a roundabout for those with large vehicles (caravans, buses)
Remember we are open 7 days a week from first light until dark and we only sell what we grow
Great news guys, Royal Gala apples start today and we will have 5kg and 10 kg bags on the Fruit Stall. ??
Txt or ring Ruby on 027 288 6090 if you would like them couriered as she is the boss of courier orders.☺
We still have tree ripened Cox’s Orange apples as well. They are a great eating and cooking apple. ?
Sandra (Mum) bottles Cox’s Orange and also stews them and plonks a cupful or more into freezer bags and uses them in muffins, cakes or for dessert with custard.
Remember an apple or two a day keeps the Doctor away! ?
If you want to pick up more than 10 bags off the Fruit Stall then give us a days notice if possible as we pick our apples fresh every day.
Bulk orders start going out this week. If you would like a bulk order of over 500 kg packed into 5 or 10 kg bags, txt Ruby on 027 288 6090 as there has been a last minute cancellation so we will be able to supply.