|Gigi and Pippi, our dog, in the Orchid|
Being winter, the citrus trees are fruiting too. The mandarin tree, whilst small is loaded with small and extremely juicy mandarins. Gigi loves to pick and eat them.
The lemon tree has lots of lemons this year. I'm not sure what to make with the surplus of lemons, nor how to preserve them, so I'll have to do some research. I may just end up gifting them.
|Tiny mandarin Tree|
The custard apple trees have begun to grow perfect little fruits. Now begins the game of waiting for them to get big enough to pick, but picking them before the birds have a chance to destroy them.
|Plenty of Lemons|
We had a bit warmer weather (for winter) over the weekend and also a fair bit of rain. We found this little guy on the back road, heading for the dam. I picked him up and carried him over to the dam so that he wouldn't get run-over. He's the second turtle we've seen this year. This particular guy is an Australia Native, known as an Eastern Long-Neck Turtle. They are very common and this guy is getting close to the upper size limit of the species.
We also spent some time watching the Guinea Fowl, who are settling in nicely and are starting to extend their range. They came up to the house and we had to chase them away. Guinea Fowl by the house are NOT desirable!