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Matthew Tack
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End of year wrap, an apology, and where to from here.
Hello! So here we are,
the start of 2017.  It seems like just
the other day that we were contemplating the potential that 2016 would bring,
and suddenly, here we are, all done, another year past and another season
already well underway. Firstly, an
apology ...
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Autumn’s bounty
When last I had a moment to write
an entry for this blog, we were starting two straight months of hectic
activity, both on the farm front and the personal front.  Well we have now welcomed Rachel Li Qi into
our little family, and the apples have been harves...
Autumn’s bounty
Autumn’s bounty
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Weather
Howdy folks, another day of rain showers and a perfect chance to do a quick blog update while those apples keep growing. One of the comments we hear a lot about Tasmania is that it must be cold, due to it being so far south.  Actually as the climate is domi...
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Weather
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The calm before the storm
Well it is a slightly rainy day,
the first one we have had in a few months, and the ground, farmers and
firefighters need it.  However this post
is not about the storms currently bringing much needed relief to the majority
of our dry state.  Instead it is a...
The calm before the storm
The calm before the storm
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What do you do when you have too many apples?
The short answer is, you “thin”
them!  Thinning is surely the most
important, and also the most labour intensive, job we have to do here on Our
Mates’ Farm.  Apple trees have a tendency
to over-produce fruit, and without thinning you can have a lot of small...
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Mother Nature is cracking the whip!
It has been a hectic time for us
here on Our Mates’ Farm.  We have spent
the last few months frantically ticking things off our to-do list, and I think
October was our record for the most things achieved on the whiteboard in a month. The driver behind the m...
Mother Nature is cracking the whip!
Mother Nature is cracking the whip!
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What a difference a year makes
It is a magical time of year Last year about this time, our
first employee had just walked off the job.  After a month of work he sent us an abusive email and never came back.   We had just started a spring spraying regime
with little understanding of the s...
What a difference a year makes
What a difference a year makes
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Winter is coming.... except it's already here!
Well, my romantic notion that
winter is supposed to be a time of rest was proved total bunk last year, and this
year is driving the scale of my misjudgement home. Most of our apples had been picked
by the end of April, however we ran out of bins just before...
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The boy
This blog not only serves as a record of us
starting our farming life, but allows our distant friends and family to see
what is going on in our lives, including the lad.  So for those who have been feeling in the
dark about what he is up to (and that he has...
The boy
The boy
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Harvest
Some photos from
our recent harvest.  As mentioned in our
Crossroads post we had issues with disease due to our machinery breakdowns in
Spring, and being overextended.  As a
result most of our apples will be sold for juice.  This is disappointing, but all p...
Harvest
Harvest
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