Sunday, July 15, 2007

greens, Byron and those avocados

Well, another cold day here is ONC – but finally the sun peeked out this afternoon. Here is a little look at where the duck herder can be found on a sunny winter day. We will never get scurvy over winter while we can grow lettuces, baby spinach and tatsoi in my little glass house. It is also a good place to put Byron in his little rooster box over night when he is visiting, so that we can only just hear him yodeling at 4.30am. Speaking of Byron, he has gone home to Jugiong, and we MISS him. I miss his crowing. I really do!


In other news, here is an avocado update. Definitely not thriving in our frosty winter, even with the avocado shanty but if you look REALLY closely, you will see a few surviving leaves on the Bacons. I am too upset to show any pictures of the Gwens. (you can see one very sorry sample in the background) Very sad indeed. Oooh well. I will be patient and hang in there - even if they die back a little each winter, hopefully when they are bigger they will cop it sweet!

7 comments:

Sherd said...

Or you could move to a climate more suited to avocado production... no where in particular, ya know...

The Duck Herder said...

oh, you mean like not ONC?

Sherd said...

I mean like HERE! Move to here move to here move to here!

The Duck Herder said...

aaaaah! well little sherdie, it didnt make it over 6 degrees today.




i mean like ALL day.


so your proposal does have merit!

Sherd said...

Merit?! It's got a premier's excellence award it's so full of merit!

There was a big story in the Courier-Mail (it's what they pretend is the newspaper up here) about how it went down to 6.8 degrees this morning oh the horror!

mangoman said...

Sitting here, freezing quietly this morning, look at the temp gauge - both of them - showing 20.8 degrees outside and 20.6 inside. Might have to move to the verandah to warm up.

Avos wont grow here very well either. Too hot for most but apparently there is a variety that will work. Trees grow beautifully but they never fruit.

I have always held that there is more satisfaction in succeeding against the odds. In my dotage I am coming to the view that success would be nice, whether or not against the odds. Maybe Qld is the answer?

The Duck Herder said...

yup Mangoman, I agree that sometimes success of any sort would be quite welcome! I just sooo want to eat avocadoes grown in onc! And the problem now is, I have told too many people about them, so the stakes are even higher!