Most of our fruit trees were planted in 2005 & 2006. This year is their first prolific fruiting year. The mulberries and red currants bore plenty of fruit and the birds were kind enough to leave most of it for us to enjoy fresh or in jams. Most apple, pear, plum, nashi, quince trees are loaded with fruit. The almond crop is a bit light on- possibly because of the wet conditions. All four avocados (including our 7 year old seedling) had masses of flowers. Unfortunately most of these came to nothing, except for our Bacon avocado (4 years old) which has about a dozen marble sized fruit. We didn't get anything off our white currents, but the red currents more than made up for it with their brilliant colour display.
Our daughter Sally has been invited to exhibit her photographic work at Yering Winery (Matt’s Bar). “Out of the Black” is her response to the physical and emotional trauma of Black Saturday and its aftermath, in photos. She has had several small exhibitions already, but this is the biggest yet. Our involvement apart from being in her support team, revolves around making 35 recycled timber frames to mount her work. We will do a separate post on the exhibition, but if you are interested, it is a free event and opens on February 4 and runs till March 20, 2011. If you would like a digital flyer or are able to advertise the event, email us and we will send one to you. Yering Winery’s web page is www.yering.com