JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Netting the Nectarine

We had our very good friends come to visit last week.  They arrived early as we had a few cows and calves to draft up and tag and they offered to assist.  We didn't tag many as we would have liked as they are just incredibly hard to mother up.  We ended up separating the calves from their mothers overnight and the next day it was easy to mother up as the calves were hungry and went straight to the mothers for milk.
Whilst are friends were here we decided to get their assistance in netting our nectarine tree.  It is loaded with fruit and already we have had something nibbling at the fruit to see whether it is ripe.  We had a good crop of the tropical nectarines last year and we expect that this crop is going to be even bigger.
Netting the tree is not as easy as you might think as the tree is getting quite tall.  We use an extension pole and try and ease it over the tree.  You then need two people to walk either side and cover the tree.  It took a little maypole dance before everyone became co-ordinated but eventually we got the tree covered.

The Tropical Nectarine Tree

Doing a little Maypole Dance!

Almost over

The netted tree

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