Monday, August 29, 2011

Oooby - what a great concept

Very tardy in getting some photos and footage of the happenings that are keeping me from blogging, they will appear soon. Delivered second batch of organic sweet navel "Washington" oranges to Ooooby today. Brilliant idea, Ooooby stands for Out Of Our Own Back Yard. Very clever scheme where they take small volumes of produce that people grow - in their back yards - and then create fresh fruit/vege boxes that are delivered to households. So that way the people with excess can supply local people. 

We appreciate the business, and they appreciate having  great tasting fruit

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lessons from the cold

These things I have learned from the brutally cold weather:
  • A cold house is....... well cold. We had three heaters and a coal fire going and still the house was cold
  • Even though got no insulation afternoon air temperatures are often warmer than inside air temperatures
  • That coal burning heaters, designed to heat hot water, produce very hot water
  • Said how water however will be deep brown color due to the rust from wet back not being used in over a year  
  • Said water heater, does a very poor job of heating the room
  • Coal is dirty and not very efficient fuel in old fires
  • That burning coal in heater brings a smile to my face as it smells like a steam train
Hope that you have found enjoyment in the unusually cold weather 

PS hope to load a video over the next week showing all the work at the orchard that has been keeping me more than busy!