January 2010

January 2010

Another New Year:  It's a relatively quiet time at the Orchard now.  We have a welcome break from the Markets in the first half of the month before they kick off again.  All fruit trees and vines are dormant and nothing needs urgent attention - like a baby asleep!  When the baby's awake, it's all go - attention, feeding, nappies, crying etc!  At this time of year it's nice when the pressure's off a bit - theres things like pruning to be done, but it doesnt NEED to be done RIGHT NOW - it can wait!  In the summer if water is needed for example, it needs attention right now, or if fruit is ready for picking, it needs to be picked right now!  Somehow, still, there's plenty to be done, catching up on things that should have been done months ago for example - it's not like we can just take a holiday at this time of year for a month!




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