We have had a series of frosty mornings, leading into fine and sunny winter days.
Photo is looking towards Ruby Cottage, showing the frost through the orchard
We have installed a 2.6kW solar panel system on the roof of Ruby Cottage.
This will help offset the power usage of the cottage as well as our irrigation pump
This year has been the year of the Apricot Cottage upgrade, which has been achieved in several stages.
The kitchen has been renovated, new ceilings in the kitchen, dining room and lounge, new floor tiles in the kitchen, split system air conditioner installed, new beds in the second bedroom, new couch for the lounge, new front and back doors, and much painting work
The upgrade project still has a few items on it, though much has been achieved this year
Jenny, our wwoofer painting the kitchen window frame
The plum orchard is in full flower. Ruby Cottage in background.
Hoping for a good fruit-set and harvest.
Following much work and many hours, the interior renovation of Apricot Cottage was finished by Easter, and ready for our Easter guests.
Two interior walls were removed, kitchen cupboards, bench tops, sink and drain board were replaced, and the remaining walls repainted.
We are pleased with the result.
Apricot Cottage is undergoing a major interior renovation, with the removal of internal walls to give a more ‘open plan’ design, and an upgrade of the kitchen. New cupboards, sink, drain board and bench tops will be installed.
Photo shows Denise surveying the work to date.
Apricot Cottage will be open again by Easter
The first fruit of the Summer fruit season is nearly ripe, the Early Divinity apricots.
Looks to be a good crop, and generally, most trees have set well.
We provided lunch for the Laura & District Probus Club on Tuesday 13th October.
There were 28 members present, and they enjoyed a meal of produce mainly from our garden, as well as sausages made from our beef.
A convivial group, and we enjoyed their visit.
Our Stall at the September Market.
Our Japanese WWOOFer, Kanae and myself
The October Market will be the 10th Anniversary, and celebrations are planned for this event