Oranges: Winter sunshine!

27 07 2008

Yesterday was one of those gorgeous sunshiny days we get in winter—very little heat in the sun, but the light was glorious, and the air was clear. Time to prune the grapevine and the wild rose bush down the back…

And time to pick some more lemons (I’m giving nearly all of them to the pub at the moment—there’s way too many for me to deal with and I don’t want them rotting on the ground), and some oranges. Last year, the oranges were pretty pathetic—small, dry, sour and not worth peeling to eat. But something’s happened this year. They’re much bigger, sweeter, and juicy. Maybe it’s our natural ecosystem…

So I picked a bag full, then cut and juiced some 20 of them straight away. That fresh orange juice was like nectar from the gods! Talk about ‘low food miles’! These had come from less than 20 metres away and were juiced within about 15 minutes of being picked. I juiced a few too many and thought the juice would be nice this morning, but it was starting to go acidic and tart, just like the 100% orange juice you buy in containers, which I don’t like. So next time, I’ll just juice enough to have now, and juice more as I need them.


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2 08 2008
techcommdood

˙pɐǝɹ oʇ noʎ ɹoɟ ɹǝısɐǝ ʇı ǝʞɐɯ oʇ ʎɐʍ sıɥʇ ƃuıʇıɹʍ ɯ,ı os ‘ɯɐ ı ǝɹǝɥʍ oʇ pǝɹɐdɯoɔ uʍop-ǝpısdn ǝɹ,noʎ pǝzılɐǝɹ ı uǝɥʇ puɐ ‘ɟɟo ǝɯ ʍǝɹɥʇ ʇuǝɯɯoɔ ɹǝʇuıʍ ɹnoʎ ¡sǝƃuɐɹo ‘ɯɯɯɯɯ

2 08 2008
Rhonda

OK Bill, how on EARTH did you do that upside down text? I looked at the HTML and it’s upside down there too! Cough up…

3 08 2008
Rhonda

Bill shared his ‘cleverness’: http://www.revfad.com/flip.html

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