After lunch we were back hard at work. We had to stop briefly as a natural Pyrethrum spray was applied to try and combat the passionvine hoppers. It dried straight away in the heat. I worked till after 6pm but FINISHED my block.
Yesterday we both worked on the final block that R was working in (that had been ignored by us up till now, as it had the worst fruit. ) Between us we finished it. R took a little video of me thinning fruit.
I don't think that sounds very much like me but I guess it must. You see I always wear picking gloves while working with the fruit as the skin is easily scuffed and I don't like cutting my nails right off. It may have been a bit short but I hope it gives you an idea. Perhaps we will take one of me pruning as well but that mainly involves loppers and grunting and exertion.......maybe not.
Today was a drizzly start so we did the GST inside, now it is warm and humid but I will try not to pull leaves full of water down on myself. I am now starting the next whole round of fruit checking - much less hard work but more walking.
In our newspaper the other night there was a short article and photo of the Inaugural ( for this area ) Frocks on Bikes. This seems to me a very good idea. There is a longer ride this weekend. Unfortunartely I don't have a bike . Any of you know about this newish idea? http://www.frocksonbikes.org/
Bikes of all ages. Riders of all ages. Frocks of every colour and style.