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!
Pruned and tidied orchard- July 2018
Laden nectarine, netted to protect them from the fruit fly and birds
Lots fruiting in November
Guava, lime and plums
We grow passionfruit up the poultry pen, where it gets a ready supply of manure.
Last picking of a good crop of pears
Laden orange tree
A lovely box of oranges
Just some of the red centre limes
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