I took these photos today the first day of September.
An early start on a cold, foggy,frosty morning.
Bees being placed in the orchard for pollination.
Mark helping the apiarist unload.
Some peach and nectarine blossom at the top of this block.
The last 3 months of Winter have been dry, well below average rain.
Winter started mild but is finishing cold and frosty as only a dry winter knows how.
Early stonefruit has been getting some frost damage.
Bud burst on these Royal Lynn cherries.
Bee hives are placed in a few groups around the orchard.
Empress cherries starting to bloom.
Mark on the chainsaw as I prune behind him.
Pruning some Lapin cherries here.
It has been good to be working with my son Mark and
to be honest I would be lost without him.
Now waiting patiently for this season to unfold.
Blossom period is always a little dicey, but I guess the whole orcharding game is.
Best wishes to all.