Thursday, April 5, 2012

How Long Before the Twenty Eights Feast on This Crop?

We are down at the vineyard to enjoy our Easter break without the work of vintage. Not along after we arrived I walked around the small garden outside our house to see how the plants were coming along. It is always a joy to see how much the garden has grown and changed since my last visit. Most notably the vine leaves have really started to turn to autumn colours. Now it's a waiting game until the vines are completely dormant and pruning can begin.

Importantly the orange, lemon, mandarin and grapefruit trees are doing well and our olives are going great guns. With the vines now stripped of grapes either from picking or by the birds, we find that only the olives are under threat from the twenty eight parrots (so named because of their call that sounds like 28, 28, 28 etc).

Home grown and pickled olives are a real treat so let's hope there is enough feed in the bush for the twenty eights to stay away at least until we have been able to pick a reasonable crop.

It's a lot colder down here in Nannup than in Perth but I am sure that a little cold weather will not dampened our spirits and a little rain would be most welcomed.

Wishing you all a happy Easter break. 


  1. Wonderful picture !

    Please have a good Friday.

  2. What a wonderful place to spend your Easter break Rae .... Surrounded by vines ... Olive and lemon trees ... Sounds like a little bit of Tuscany right on your doorstep

  3. I am in love with all olive trees..
    They give us so much with a little bread and their is nothing else to wish for!!!