Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Warmer Weather Work.

 The first pick ( of 2 )( 2nd one will be in January )  for export of our avocados got done last week. R drove the tractor, I ground picked and 3 hydraladas  drivers picked all the high up avocados.

 We only picked 20 bins on this pick.

 We were reasonably pleased with the % pack out we got. Some fruit had the scars from hail damage a year ago, but other than that the fruit looked good. Do you like avocados? They are very good for you.
 One day I got a little quilting done on my finished hexagons. The machine is working well after it's service ( still no new tray ) .
 This is the back of a hexagon. the pattern shows up better there. It is a basic petal shape. Each petal pointing out to the tip of the points on the hex.
 This Christmas fabric was suitable to use in my garden theme, so I plan to have quite a patch of poinsettias in it. I like the paler colours of the fabric.
 There has been so much to do in the orchard and the garden with amazing growth.

 I have been replanting this area around the waterlily bowl. It is far brighter than it shows here. With the addition of compost the plants are doing quite well.
 Elsewhere my David Austin rose is flowering well and my new one called Grace has 7 buds so can't wait to see if I like it.


molly said...

I can eat most foods and am not a picky eater but avocados make me ill if I eat even a small amount! You certainly got a bountiful harvest though! Every time I see kiwi I think of you! I just planted snapdragons and after reading this I'll be working some compost around them later this week!

Janice said...

Busy, busy. There's nothing nicer than a fresh avo. Your new garden bed should be lovely when it fills out. My snapdragons are just starting to bloom.

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh it had been so long since I got a good avocado.....

Ali Honey said...

Thanks for your comments ladies. Molly that's areal shame. I know of one other person that gets ill on avos. You need to be careful with desserts as there is a recipe for Chocolate mousse that has avocado in it.
Chookyblue our avos get exported to Oz; not sure where exactly, but they should be there by now along with lots more from NZ.
Yes Janice I need more plants to fill the bed up and stop the sun baking the soil so much.