100mm

It was a bloody wet week. We have 100mm of rain so far this month. Most of that felled within a period of 3 days. Last month was bone dry. The apples along the Belgian Fence have shoot a couple of inches as a result. However, all the attention over here are mainly focused on making the ducks feel at home.

Well, they are. they have got their big blue pond going for them. They have also established their home base now. And not run for the hills when I approached, but just maintaining a safe distance. They know now when I approach with the red bucket, there’s feed. I removed their fencing yesterday, and they have not ventured far, just staying put.

There’s still a few kinks to work out, it should resolved itself given time. Like the drake, is yet to establish himself as the alpha male. Dad’s repairing the pump shed door and we’ll be shutting the ducks in there for a few nights.

Apples are good for you. This weirdly shaped apple is Calville Blanc d’Hiver. It’s the apple with the highest Vitamin C content. It’s ancient, and would probably make a highly marketable cider vintage.

Growing good sized apples using the Belgian Fence system. Interestingly, I’ve not irrigate a single drop of water for these guys at all. It seems that water condensate on the fence and flow down into the ground, providing natural irrigation.

Squash Burgess Buttercup. Very prolific. Taken over the Mandala Garden. Going everywhere. Kicking me out. Winter is sorted.

There’s a Buttercup Squash hanging in mid-air dangling between corn stalks. There’s a few of them doing that.

This is the result of a cross pollinated sunflower. Watercolor Bronzey? Pastel Bronze? What would you name it?

If I’m going to use a sunflower as a cushion. This is it.

Here’s a Monarch butterfly squaring off with a Bumblebee on a Skyscraper.

For the future. 4 trays of asparagus seedlings. These are to go into the Mandala Garden to form the base. And over-planted with lots of strawberries. And a generous sprinkling of carrots.

Caesar sleeping like a freestyler.

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