We used our last jar of cumquat marmalade last week so yesterday Adi & I went back to 'our' cumquat tree to harvest some more. It was great to see cumquats still on the tree as last year we missed out as I think I'd mentioned it to a few too many folk! When I first discovered this tree it had what looked like several years worth of fruit on it. Now it is bursting with big & juicy fruit thanks to it's regular picking perhaps. Adi crawled around the grass while I reached around collecting fruit.
This little nest was tucked in behind the canopy....
It was a beautiful hour spent in the brief sunshine, especially as this heavily perfumed bush was in flower.....not sure what it is?
The fruits of our 'labour' (well besides the sooty mould my hands were covered in this part was the easy bit, tonight the cutting & preserving begin in earnest)
Our hot water system dilemma continues, we are trying to decide whether to go solar or instantaneous gas.....in the mean time the kids get a 'bath' in the kitchen sink (which they LOVE!) , Tim gets a shower at work.....& I'm making do (which I don't LOVE!)