|Posted on April 16, 2015 at 12:05 AM|
Every year in the spring, we carefully examine our plum and apple trees--are there more blossoms than last year? Less? Do the trees look like the newest invitational bug convention? Do they look like they have been the buffet of choice all winter for the resident deer?
We are pretty excited this year that the trees all seem happy and healthy, and we are looking forward to a great harvest! Our wide variety of apples are sold all over Victoria, especially at the Root Cellar which goes through hundreds of pounds a week of many different Kildara varieties, including the hundreds of years old variety, the Brambley Apple!
Our orchard also serves as the backdrop for some pretty epic wedding photographs, and last year, for the first time, we collected the windfalls and had The Flying Fish Winery make some absolutely fantastic sparkling wine and cider. This year we are going to try adding plums and blackberries to creat even more amazing wine and cider flavours!