Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Work to Do.

Thank you all for your advice regarding scones - I will keep trying to improve and will report back. Meanwhile I made some more bread which turns out really well!
Sometimes I am almost overwhelmed with how much there is to do around here.....so why am I "wasting" time blogging and taking photos? Well It gives me pleasure and life would just pass me by if I didn't allow myself time to stand and stare...to smell my roses!
I said earlier I would show photos of the progress the grafts on the kiwfruit made.
This is the stump graft - the biggest one . It had 2 grafts put in and if you look closely you may see one has done really well, the other less so. Only one is required so the other is insurance in case of damage . It is taped to a string to guide it up the the overhead wire.

This photo shows what I am looking at most of the day at the moment....it is a shoot on a female vine with lots of flower buds. One of the things I am doing ever so carefully just using my thumb and forefinger is removing the triples down to one ( see where there is a big bud with 2 smaller ones on the same stem ) .....this piece would have 5 buds left when I finish. I am also removing any that aren't round.

Meg I thought you might be interested to know Percy Peacock is still in the neighbourhood and visits me while I'm working to see if I have anything to eat .

4 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

I love seeing your posts about kiwi farming -- it really is fascinating! And by the looks of it, a lot of work. I know what you mean about having a lot to do and wondering why you're on the computer. Is it procrastination? Or just because we love blogging??? Whatever, it's sure fun!

MargaretR said...

As usual I love hearing about your Kiwi growing work.

Guðrún said...

I can´t imagine how your shoulders are when you are working like that over your head!

Meggie said...

Thankyou for showing me Percy Peacock! I had wondered about him. He is very beautiful.