Oh yeah wind is such a joy.

Yesterday we had gale force winds hit us like a ton of bricks.
We’ve lost quite a lot of Omegas but by some miracle there are still some on the trees!
Only downside is that all the “survivors” are 2nds hence only 2nds are available on the Stall at $2.00/kg.

Just a Small Job

Yesterday Mum and I decided to tidy up the garden in front of the Fruit Stall.
We thought it would be a 45 minute job tops.
5 1/2 hours later at 8:30pm we finally finished and managed to stagger back inside.

Yes I think it is safe to say that we underestimated the size of the job but once we started we got so into it that we couldn’t stop.
No point doing a half by job!

Anyway, the garden in front of the Stall now looks amazing.

In other news, the ferret that murdered 4 of our chickens the other day got caught in the ferret trap last night.
That’ll teach him for killing our chickens!!!!!!!

Windy Times

We’ve got some really strong winds blasting through orchard at the moment.

Not what we needed as Omega Plums have a tendency to fall off the tree under such conditions!!!
Once it is light enough I’ll be heading out to survey the damage.

Lets hope there aren’t too many on the ground!!

Ferret Attack!!!!!

While Mum was on her way to the shower this morning at 4am she heard a commotion coming from the chook house.
Clad in her pyjamas, she quickly raced out the door to investigate.
As she approached the chicken house, torch in hand, she saw a ferret shoot out from a small gap in the door!!!!

Thinking fast she grabbed a nearby spade and proceeded to calmly hurl it in the direction of the fleeing ferret.
She then realized that the ferret could have re-enforcements hiding nearby so she decided to retreat to the house and wake me up.

I then went out and surveyed the damage.
4 chickens were killed by the ferret and now only 2 (rather traumatized) chickens remain.

I’ve set our ferret traps around the chicken house so now it is just a waiting game.

One thing is for sure though, this ferret is going down!!!!!

The battle of the Garden

Yep, it’s war.
Last night I found 2 large rabbits eating my cabbages.
It was the straw that broke the camels back.

After launching some strategic volley fire of Apples (which caused the rabbits to disperse), I then proceeded to organize my defensive action plan.
But after waiting another 3 hours for them to return, I gave up and went back inside.
This morning when I went out to check the garden I found MORE plants had been eaten and some holes had been dug through the broccoli patch!!!!!
Little bastards!!
Time to another plan!

Stay tuned for more updates.

Apple Have So Many Uses

As I mentioned yesterday we now have Royal Gala available in 5kg bags for $5.
In a week or two we will have 10kg bags for $10 as well.

I personally consider Apples to be one of the favourite fruits.
They have so many uses!
You can eat them, stew them, preserve them, dehydrate them and they can a wonderful self-defense weapon when I have to protect myself from the marauding rabbits that continue to invade my garden!!!!
As long as you have a good throw you can just sit in the long grass and wait for the enemy (the rabbits) to approach.
As soon as they are in a range (about 15 metres or so)  you spring out of the grass, take aim and throw that Apple are hard as you can.

As long as your aim is true then that rabbit will reconsider his invasion and make a tactical retreat.

Job done!!

We have Royal Gala

Today we have the very first of our Royal Gala Apples.
They are being sold in 5kg bags for $5.
10kg bags will start in a few days.

We also have Red Doris Plums which are great for eating and are a favourite amongst kids.
2kg bags for $5

We started our Coxes Orange Apples the other day.
At this stage they still have a very tarty taste but they will definately sweeten as time goes on.
They are being sold in 5kg bags for $5 or 10kg for $10.

Our “Omega” Plums should be ready in about 4 days – 1 week


I apologize for the lack of blog posts over the past couple of days.
It’s been impossible for me to write something witty with the terrible disaster in Christchurch.
Our thoughts are with all those affected.

The blog will be back up and running at full capacity tomorrow.

Coxes Orange Apples

At the moment we have a small amount of 2nds grade Black Doris Plums left on the Stall for $2/kg.

We also have Bon Chretien Pears, 5kg bags for $5 or 10kg for $10.

We have finished our Gravenstein Apples but have now start our Coxes Orange Apples.
At this stage they still have a very tarty taste but they will definately sweeten as time goes on.
They are being sold in 5kg bags for $5.

I Love Nice Days

Lovely day yesterday.
The temperature got up about 25c and stayed there most of the day.
What made it great though was the gentle breeze that was blowing constantly keeping things nice and cool.

Finished digging over another area of one of my garden.
Didn’t find any Pygmy tribes this time!