The backyard at 3pm with Gracie's woollen blanket drying in the sun.
Hanno having a rest while he fixes the pathway in the chook run. That's the mini Cavendish banana in the foreground. He's going to cut the pups off and transplant one to that bare space on the wire fence.
All citrus grow too many flowers at the beginning of the fruiting season but tend to either drop them or lose them to birds or insects in the following weeks. Our main orange tree is bursting with flowers. I'll pick many of them off soon to help it grow a good crop of large fruit instead of many small fruit.
It's been very cold down south lately but here in south-east Queensland, the weather is starting to warm up. It's still cold at night, and last week we had frost forecast for our area (none here), but the days are in the mid-20s now. Spring is a delightful time of year where I live, it's warm with low humidity and the garden explodes into growth.
Hanno heard a report that we'll probably have a wet spring so he's upgrading the pathway in the chicken coup so we don't have to walk in mud when we go in there. We have two lemon trees in the chicken run and we collect eggs every day so keeping out of the mud sounds like a good idea to me.
The paperback edition of Down to Earth will be published on 20 October, 2020. The price is reduced to AU $35 but if you preorder now at Booktopia, it's further reduced to $27.75. I think that's an idea price for a Christmas gift. The link to the preorder page is in the right side panel. --- >
What are you doing? Are you looking forward to the change of seasons?
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