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4 days 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 weeks ago

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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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4 weeks 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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2 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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2 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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2 months ago

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Raymon assembling another shade house in preparation for our summer gardens. This will give us four structures. We will put bird netting over them in order to keep out chooks and kangaroos.

Our apricot trees and peach trees are in full flower. Hoping for a good fruit set.
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3 months ago

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After the rain. Country is looking refreshed ...

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3 months ago

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We have received over 30mls of rain in the past several days.
Very grateful for the rain, in what is being a dry year.
Dogs were not so enthusiastic about the rain. Confined to the veranda.
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3 months ago

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Our two wwoofers, Marion, from Germany and Armadine, from France, preparing one of our summer garden beds.
Also, plum trees are in flower
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3 months ago

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Denise and company working on her new herb garden beds.
Gypsy the goat and Indy the kelpie dog providing support, on a pleasant winter's day
Raymon's Subaru SVX in Apricot Cottage carport in background.
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