Yesterday I took a long walk around every part of our property. It took an hour and 10 minutes. Signs of Autumn on the path leading into the bush. ( The Flevo poplars are always the first to loose their leaves.)
I found the first feijoas for the year had dropped.( Aren't you glad to be back in NZ Pam? ) Not marvellous examples of them but edible all the same. Yum I am really ready for them. I also spied where a possum had chewed an unripe persimmon so got R to set the trap nearby.
This is the colour of the sky we have been seeing.....
And very calm.
There is not too much more fruit thinning needed in the kiwifruit blocks. I took this photo on Friday where I was working in block 1.
Over the weekend, R has mowed up all the rejected fruit on the ground under the vines so it looks much better, smells less and we are in less danger of turning an ankle.
On Thursday evening we went to the 5th birthday party of the pack house we send our kiwifruit to, to get packed and cool stored.
The dinner was held in Classic Flyers' building. See the interesting surroundings for the event.
We were sat next to a couple from Auckland who have recently bought an orchard near here and they were amazed to think we had owned our orchard for so long . We are currently grooming our 32nd crop.