The Orchard in December

The Orchard in December

The Orchard in December This is one of the most challenging and exciting months in the orchard. The grass grows so rapidly the sheep cannot keep up, in fact they get lost in the undergrowth. The tree growth is at its most vigorous and the flowers are opening, hence...
November in the Orchard

November in the Orchard

November in the Orchard It rained and it rained over winter. October was the wettest October month  since the orchard was planted. That meant we were unable to do any pruning this month due to the fact we could not get on the land. This should be good for the trees as...
October Orchard Thoughts

October Orchard Thoughts

October in the Orchard This is noisy month. As I write this month’s events in the orchard you can hear the noise from my office. This year I am convinced there is more noise than other years. There is the baa baa from the sheep who now live in a flock of 50. There is...
September in the Orchard

September in the Orchard

September in the Orchard Winter has officially finished and the first month of spring has arrived. This year has been the wettest winter since we purchased Chestnut Brae and the farm is still exceptionally wet. This has meant that it has been difficult to get into the...
‘Grandy’s Long Walk’ by Linda Stanley

‘Grandy’s Long Walk’ by Linda Stanley

 ‘Grandy’s Long Walk’ by Linda Stanley We were so excited when Linda Stanley’s book ‘Grandy’s Long Walk’ was featured on the podcast Radio WA Conversations with Barry Green – Western Tourist Radio A conversation,...
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