Brooklyn Community Orchard

This Sunday saw another occasion of tree planting on the little slice of land that borders the Community centre in Brooklyn .
Last year at about this time it was feijoas, a quince, apples including Sturmer and Montys surprise and a couple of peach trees.
This time around it was pears and plums. A row of Comice and Crimson Stark pears planted next to a suitably solid Macracapa trellis that will await the young trees growing big enough to espalier.

Damson, Hawera and Coe's Golden Drop plums found their home amongst the walkway and Celia Wade Brown donated a Tamarillo from her garden which snuggled up against a concrete wall.
Hannah Zwartz spoke, the local ukele group (the Flukes) sang and strummed original fruit tree songs and the ceremonial cutting of fruit sealed the deal.

company car head gear....

always best to be well protected when dealing with caffeine ...

new company car

How refreshing to have to make up an excuse to have to go to one of our suppliers around town to pick up provisions now that we can travel in luxury on the new company vehicle.
If you don't already know about Mamachari you should take yourself down to Island Bay esplanade and check out their range of bikes.
Jason (pictured) coincidentally used to bake for us a few years gone by and now imports these delightful bikes and is helping more and more Wellingtonians get onto two wheels.