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4 weeks ago

Taralee Orchards

We have a big crop of apricots this year, and challenge is to get them picked before the wattle birds clean them up.
Photo of Raymon picking the high apricots with the hydraulic ladder.
I found a bearded dragon lizard looking over the orchard
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4 weeks ago

Taralee Orchards

Our first apricot cut of the season.
Denise, our Japanese Wwoofer, Azusa and local, Eli at work on a hot morning.
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1 month ago

Taralee Orchards

Our Jacarandas are flowering magnificently at present.
One is in front of Apricot Cottage, and one in front of our house.
I spend time looking at them when I should be looking at apricots!
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2 months ago

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Our workers on the job again. This time cherry picking. Renae on the ladder and Denise at ground level.
Three cherry pickers at work!
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2 months ago

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We hosted the Southern Flinders Tourism & Tastes Group Meeting last night. Tables set in preparation, and much work by Denise and Renae in preparing the meal.
Also, first apricots are getting close to ripe, sheep waiting for a paddock shift, and Denise and Renae unloading chook grain
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2 months ago

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Renae netting one of our cherry trees.
Only way that we can harvest cherries, as they are very popular with the birds
Hydraulic ladder comes in handy for many uses
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2 months ago

Taralee Orchards

Our family of geese have hatched four more goslings. Difficult to photograph, as they bunch up and carry on when I get close to them.
Our French Wwoofers, Pierre and Charlotte cleaning out one of our irrigation tanks in prep for summer.(need to click on photo)
First summer fruit! Our loquat tree has a good crop this year. Hope it is a sign of what is to follow.
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3 months ago

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I picked up 30 day old chickens from the hatchery today.
Denise and Indy are keeping a close watch on them
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4 months ago

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Time for our annual sheep shearing, and as our regular shearer is not available, Renae decided to give it a go.
She took part in a one week shearing course last year, and did very well in shearing today.
7 sheep shorn, and 5 left for tomorrow
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4 months ago

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Denise and Renae preparing the summer garden beds.
When the soil warms up, the beds will be planted with capsicum, tomatoes, eggplant and sweet corn.
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