Its been a challenging time developing our new heritage orchard.
From June 2016 due to the rainy weather, we have had significant issues with delay in site preparation. This meant that by late October 2016, we were unable to even out the tree mounds as we could not get any machinery on-site. So, this saw us dig by MANUAL LABOUR over 400 holes by the old fashioned method (shovel) and plant trees that had been held in cold storage until then. Wonderful friends helped us plant and mulch our heritage trees. Thanks Belinda, Giselle, Marcus, Suzi, Sandy and Reny.
Fast forward to December and January and after drying out of the land, we could get a digger on to the orchard site to commence the irrigation development. Again, with the wonderful help of family and friends, we have been able to connect all the irrigation to both the top and bottom orchard - a mammoth effort.
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE....juggling the orchard establishment AND the cider mill development! People do wonder whether we sleep!
Thanks must go to:
Our irrigation helpers: Sylvia and Steve Devlin, Erika Cox, Debra Mansfield, Rachael Mansfield and Belinda Hazell who have helped in hot sunny weather with the irrigation.
Our cider mill developers: Graeme Brown, Tim Reed, Jamie Warburton, Ash Towns
YOU ARE ALL BRILLIANT.
Now...we watch the trees and the cider mill grow....
Brady's Lookout Cider
Like the convict, we are on the run, so here you will find out more about what we are up to.
I purchased your cider last fortnight. Loved it so much, can I purchase two cases!