Winters coming, there’s snow on the hill tops and the Poplars are nearly bare… I would be happier about all of this if we had more fire wood on hand
All the rain, and all the sun, have meant that everything is in full spring growth. Unfortunately that includes the grass…
On the positive side we have fruit growing on our trees. The apricot trees have apricots, the plums are fruiting, and the bees are buzzing merrily around the in blossom trees. Touch wood, but it looks like we are going to have a good season. Yum.
Like a lot of chaps, I don’t really do fruit and veges, unless they are deep fried and battered. It might seem a little strange then that I (ok herself has, but I helped) have been happily planting fruit trees.
But you see the pay off is in being able to walk around your own orchard, and picking your own fruit, and eating it.
Now while it is too early yet for us to have an over abundance of fruit, the trees in their second year are providing us with a nice harvest. Walking down in the nice warm sun, picking the fruit is all good sweet, tasty, sunripe goodness. Apples just taste better that way!
I was mowing the orchard and I could go past the trees and pick fruit as I went! Nom nom nom.
Speaking of mowing, the grounds look positively park like having been mowed. I will post pictures later.
Welcome to this blog. This is the blog of a couple of tree hugging rural bibliophiles.
Me, I’m Michael Parry, I am the Technical Service Librarian for the Tararua District Library. I have recently got right into social media/web2.0, hence this blog. I write for two other blogs, the Tararua Library blog and The Room of Infinite Diligence. I am very interesting in Digital Communities and heritage. I can also be found on Twitter. I am also into growing fruit trees, chickens, reading and writing.
My Editor-In-Chief and main conspirator for mad plans thinks she will also like to pop on and say some things from time to time, so I will leave it up to her to introduce herself…
So what will you read here? Well pretty much anything we want to put up!
You won’t get too much on libraries, as I will leave that for the other blogs. You will get thoughts on philosophy, writing, society, trees, and our next madcap scheme. Currently we are in the process of moving our house from it’s current locale, to the five acre block where we have planted 100 fruit trees.