As we move past the winter solstice I reflect on what has been. The drought has finished in our district, our dam is full, the creek has good flow again and there is a good soil moisture profile. The drought has left its scars and bruises with 2019 being the worst of it. Some areas of orchard, older trees have been lost and recently removed but, all young trees are alive and looking good.
The last harvest went well for us and while volume of cherries was down they were of good quality.
Losses were minimal from the first cherry variety to the last peaches picked and demand for the product in the Highway stall was strong, the best we have experienced.
Here are some photos showing parts of the season.