Now its July and we are truly in the middle of winter, such as it is here. The temperature has not been below 5 degrees Celcius so far. The dog appreciates a blanket and wishes she hadn't shredded it in her puppy days. There has been the odd storm and a tree or three bowled over. The good thing about wind is the hurry up it gives to nut fall. As long as mother nature doesn't get too enthusiastic and blow everything off. So far so good.
The nuts are getting on with the business of dropping as we are getting on with the business of picking them up. At the moment my favourite u-tube video is of a Monchiero nut harvester at work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn5-iEJM8zE I'm not a Johnny Cash fan but it was music to my ears. Another favourite is of a Hilo nutcracker in action.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgxb0YOQ2KQ&feature=related
Back in our factory we have bought chocolate and are making it into nut clusters. Mmmm