Friday, 21 March 2008
Late in the season
The season is slowing up now, the pears, plums and peaches are all picked and in long term cold storage or on their way to cans, supermarket shelves, or in shipping containers heading for distant shores. Most of the pickers have left, either on their own accord or sacked by a philistine of a supervisor. This leaves just the apples to pick, which require fewer workers, so we're now in a world of Granny Smiths, which will be followed by Pink Ladies, Sundowners and a few Lady Williams and Rosy Glows. After an unseasonable March heatwave, the weather has turned cool and autumnal. Jen and I will visit New Zealand for a week at the end of the month, then return to Shepparton to see the season out.