This week the last of the blood oranges were completely picked. So spring cleaning and maintenance could get underway immediately.

The weeds were  cut down by the whipper snipper, a really tiring job as they were so high & thick. Makes me remember how good scythes were! Then all the weeds are collected of course and composted.

The weed mat is cleared as much as possible as the weeds eventually grow through it and wreck it.

Then the trees were pruned to open them up to light and air and to remove dead wood.

The trunk guards removed and the trunks & branches painted with Bio-dynamic tree paste, with particular attention to paint on any open skin from the pruning. This is to be absorbed for health & well being.

Then the ground will have lime spread on it and then mulch.

Louise is learning how to prune, helped by Michael.

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Before starting!

 

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Lots of bio mass from the weeds! A good start for a new compost heap.

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Josh showing how to paint on the tree paste

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And today the picking begins for markets. Make sure you get to Taylor Square  or Carriage

Works (Eveleigh) in good time on Saturday morning in Sydney to buy your fresh, organic produce.

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Have a great week.

Nancy