It is never Christmas for us without the annual photo of the Christmas Sheep. This year, for the very first time we saw Santa’s elves out decorating the sheep.
We also went on our own trip to be with family in Adelaide during the holidays. On Christmas Eve we joined hundreds of other families for Carols on the Oval, where, apart from singing carols and seeing real camels (without the three wise men), other miraculous sitings occurred.
So Merry Christmas to you all and our best wishes for the new year!
This year we have grown some raspberries! Yes, we are still surprised that we get any fruit as our canes are growing in a very large pot and even being next to the tap they don’t get sufficient water to produce a mass of fruit.
However this year Mother Nature has taken a hand by providing above average rainfall in November which has kicked along the fruit production. The November rainfall in our part of Canberra was double our monthly average!
We still only get a tiny amount of fruit compared to those whose plants are in the ground, but we plan to enjoy our harvest anyway.
We picked the last lemon from our tree this week. Given that it’s only a small tree in a pot we’ve been really pleased with the number of fruit it produced.
What better way to celebrate than add it to a festive Gin and Tonic!