Fallow. This orchard at Jiggi has been allowed to transition to fallow. Less kindly,it has been abandoned. Twenty years ago when first established, it had macadamia nuts, and grape vines twirling through the wire netting that separates the orchard from the creek paddock; the paddock where wallabies graze.
The orchard is currently undergoing metamorphosis.
They have planted figs, and persimmon; mandarin, and limes. There is space for more, and they have grand ideas. And as I showed you yesterday, they have tonnes of fertiliser. I am keen to see the orchard this time next year. With wallabies nibbling across the way, and a family of Superb Wrens living in the surrounding thickets, it is an oasis of tranquility.