Post 08/12/17

posted 7 Dec 2017, 19:07 by Admin Cherrybomb   [ updated 7 Dec 2017, 19:20 ]

Another 50mm of rain - great for the catchments, not so great for cherries. We’ve had a little over 150mm of rain in 7 days and the riper cherries – especially the heritage varieties like Merchant and Bing “crack it” However, the newer varieties like Blackstar and Santina have resisted quite well - refer photo below. I guess we were pretty lucky that we hadn’t had a long hot dry spell else I’m sure everything would have “cracked it”.

We have been selling the Merchant cherries at a super discounted rate of $5.00 because it would be daylight robbery not to given the degree of wreckage; but they’re fine for cooking, grappa, wine, etc., and if you're willing to work a little you can find some reasonable fruit within the wreckage.

We had 2 bus loads of Chinese students drop in on Tuesday – refer photos below. They had a ball and were lovely people. One poor lady slipped over in the cow poo which of course got a lot of laughs.

So it you’re coming over the weekend we certainly have fruit for Saturday and probably Sunday depending on demand tomorrow.

And remember to watch you don’t slip in the cow poo!

Bus parks to unload students   Off on an adventure