Tuesday, 11 March 2008

The Orchard

In front of and below The Cottage is an orchard. It has been a place of much interest to me since I arrived at the start of last November. The birds inhabit it. The Australasian Harrier tours over it daily looking for a meal. And of course it is the workplace for the apple grower. Is an apple grower called an orchardeer or simply a farmer? Anyway he works there. I missed the blossom stage and by November the fruit was already well set.

Hello, Hello, what's this up to?

Spraying insecticide. Ugh.

Thinning out.

Beats a ladder anytime!

The crates are coming - picking is about to start.

More crates needed, more go to the packers.

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