Fruit

When we moved here there was an orchard, though it had been ‘unloved’ for some time. Whilst trying to resurrect it, we also planted a new area.

It struggled for some time, until we bought some ducks and turkeys to roam around to eat bugs and weeds, and until we we really learnt how much feeding fruit trees need!

Laden nectarine, netted to protect them from the fruit fly and birds

Lots fruiting in November

Lots fruiting in November

Guava, lime and plums

Guava, lime and plums

Marionberry

We grow passionfruit up the poultry pen, where it gets a ready supply of manure.

Passionfruit

Last picking of a good crop of pears

Laden orange tree

A lovely box of oranges

A lovely box of oranges

redcentre lime

redcentre lime

Just some of the red centre limes

Just some of the red centre limes

Apples

Apples

We have had to convert one of the rooms into a produce room to store what we preserve as well as to provide a safe, clean environment for the butchering, sausage making, honey extraction etc.

The produce room at its best!

The produce room