Life in Tasmania's Huon Valley, by a blow-in from the mainland
Monday, January 23, 2017
A tiny punnet of blueberries
Two years ago, I planted two small blueberry bushes. Last year we had maybe ten berries in total. This year there are about ten bunches of them, and the first ones were ripe enough to pick yesterday. The freshest blueberries ever - straight from the bush.
This year, we also saw the first cherries; only six or seven in total, and we didn't get to eat any. They either fell off before they ripened, split after the rain and a couple had ants inside. But still, it is the first year the trees have flowered.
Escaped Sydney in 2010 for a piece of paradise in Tasmania's Huon Valley. I'm a keen walker, remote worker, incompetent gardener, Bernese Mountain Dog owner, fan of almost anything German (food, language, cars, beer), amateur linguist, chook fancier, childfree.