Category Archives: Farmer

  1. Lemons, just a few

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    Thursday 07 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Following the disaster of last January, when our big freeze wiped out all the lemons, killing one decent sized fruit-producing …
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  2. Kumquat success

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    Tuesday 05 January, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst many crops have not favoured the weird weather of 2015, the humble little kumquat tree seems to be as …
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  3. Autumn colours, in Winter

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    Saturday 26 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s officially past mid-winter…. yeah right! Our trees are only just shedding their leaves, as our weird weather continues unabated …
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  4. Making the most of it

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    Thursday 03 December, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When the mountains are as rock strewn as we have here in the southwest of Türkiye, there is little one …
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  5. This’ll be tasty!

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    Tuesday 06 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The citrus fruit yield looks to be well below average this year. Most of that is down to the weather …
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  6. Remembering our Turkish rural springtime

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    Saturday 03 October, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Everything is green Everything is fresh Everything is lush Everything is growing… . . How different springtime time, compared to …
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  7. Logs of the future?

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    Saturday 19 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Down in the lower olive grove, we have a rather tall lonesome pine that is growing at a weird, almost …
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  8. Olives Trees ‘Off Season’

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    Thursday 10 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Olive trees tend to produce a crop every two years, more or less. Some trees are a bit weird, producing …
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  9. Gonna be a peachy old day

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    Sunday 06 September, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Whilst the pear tree and the quince trees are bare this season, can’t quite say the same for the peaches! …
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  10. Lemon tree is still alive, just…

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    Tuesday 11 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Remember this lemon tree that was almost wiped out during our much colder than normal winter? Well, this is what happened a few …
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  11. Spot of work to do!

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    Thursday 06 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    We forever are collecting wood around here it seems. Whether it’s from the pruning back of the fruit trees every …
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  12. Olive

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    Wednesday 05 August, 2015 by Uncle Spike

  13. Throwback Thursday – The first weeks

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    Thursday 30 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    When we first took on the farm it was just an overgrown mess, with trees in poor condition and one …
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  14. Throwback Thursday – Olives indoors!

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    Thursday 23 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    This takes me back… to the days before the house was fully habitable. We still lived here, but it was …
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  15. Final pomegranate flowers

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    Sunday 05 July, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Early July, and we have the final pomegranate flowers…  Should be a fairly good crop again this autumn – can’t …
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  16. Fridge full of apricots…

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    Tuesday 30 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Apricots have become my new biscuits! No biscuits for two weeks (fasting), but apricots do just nicely 🙂

  17. Aubergine story

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    Sunday 28 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Growing aubergines has always been a bit of a hit n miss affair with us. Although I have to say, …
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  18. Fresh evening snack…

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    Saturday 27 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Strawberries are much much better this season! Moving 120 newly rooted extensions from the old plants last autumn was a …
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  19. Sour Cherries

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    Thursday 25 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    For once, we beat the birds to harvesting the Vişne (sour cherries)!

  20. Peaches…

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    Tuesday 23 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Peaches are coming along nicely this season!

  21. Citrus Tree Care – Lime paint (2 of 2)

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    Sunday 21 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Painting the trees with slaked lime and copper sulphate takes time. I have to paint the trunk, from the dirt level, …
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  22. Citrus Tree Care – Lime paint (1 of 2)

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    Saturday 20 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Continuing on with the repair and care programme for our citrus trees… this year it’s time to ‘paint’ the trees! …
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  23. Bergamot – another first for us

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    Tuesday 16 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After a couple of failures, we now have a Bergamot Orange tree that seems relatively happy and settled. Although it …
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  24. Pomegranates – looks to be a good season

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    Sunday 14 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The pomegranate bushes are still in full flower, but at the same time, we have fruit already well formed.We’ll have …
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  25. Dr. Spike and the poorly trees

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    Thursday 11 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    With some 250 trees, there are always the odd casualty or two each season; the lemon trees for example. Olive trees are …
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  26. Fruit: late but worth it

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    Thursday 11 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Winter was far colder than usual. It lasted longer, then spring was late, and so is summer. Basically, the weather …
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  27. Drilling for water

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    Tuesday 09 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Twenty-four hours a day, for seven days… that’s how long it took to drill our artesian well. Before that, we …
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  28. The old olive tree

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    Sunday 07 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Not sure how old, but perhaps 200 I’m guessing… We are forever cutting and regenerating with olive trees, but the …
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  29. Citrus fruit – survival of the fittest

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    Wednesday 03 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The weird weather continues… It’s early June, and we have the potential for rain this week; practically unheard of. It …
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  30. Young fruit

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    Saturday 16 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    As we move into summer, the farm is starting to quieten down after the departure of a million or so …
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  31. Lemon recovery – the senior trees

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    Thursday 14 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After the recovery success of the ‘little’ lemon tree, we’ve had to wait to see how the larger trees ended …
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  32. Sorry; more Pomegranate flowers

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    Thursday 14 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    I know…. it’s only been a few days since featuring the start of the pomegranate flowers, but they don’t last long, …
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  33. A Pause In Summer…

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    Sunday 10 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Early summer it may be (for us), but Mother Nature has her own way of just reminding us who’s boss …
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  34. Ten images of late springtime…

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    Saturday 09 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Springtime is a time of big changes and long hours of hard work. In the orchards it has been a …
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  35. Pomegranate flowers have started

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    Thursday 07 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    These are just the first to show for the new season, but always love to see the pomegranate bushes come …
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  36. Peach Blossom

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    Tuesday 05 May, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    These shots were taken a few weeks back actually, and feature some of our young peach trees. The blossom on …
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  37. Lemon recovery – result

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    Sunday 26 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    In the ongoing saga of the lemon trees versus the unexpected and rare cold snap this past winter, we have seen mixed results. …
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  38. It’s hay time

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    Saturday 25 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    It’s hay cutting time for me, but of course it’s all done by hand as we farm on a small …
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  39. Orchard in bloom

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    Thursday 23 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The citrus orchards are in full bloom right now. Whilst I can’t hear myself think for the noise of a …
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  40. Citrus tree health update

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    Wednesday 22 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Following the really cold snap of -5C (23F) we experienced for a few nights over winter, many of the fruit trees had …
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  41. To pea or not to pea…

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    Wednesday 15 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The early signs of life in the greenhouse were good, and a few months later the crop looks pretty healthy. …
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  42. Macro Monday: Pomegranate

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    Monday 13 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    My posting for Macro Monday. Hope you all like it 🙂 . . Looks like some underwater plant, but in …
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  43. New life: Olive trees

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    Saturday 11 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    The olive trees are starting up once again for a new season ! . In early springtime, most the leaves …
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  44. After the burn-up…

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    Thursday 09 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After a good old burn-up of the farm waste (branches from mass tree pruning etc), there are still uses for what’s …
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  45. New life: Fig trees

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    Wednesday 08 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    After looking at the state of the lemon trees, here’s some good and bad news regarding our fig trees. We …
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  46. Annual burn-up time

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    Tuesday 07 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Once or twice a year I have a rather large burn-up of all the cuttings, pruning, tree felling and general …
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  47. New life: Lemon trees

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    Tuesday 07 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Time is marching on, and as we move well into spring in southwest Türkiye, the orchard is starting to show …
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  48. Clementine flowers – won’t be long

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    Thursday 02 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Along with new leaves appearing in the clementine orchards, little flower buds are getting ready too. In a couple of weeks …
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  49. Midday Fox Visitation

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    Sunday 22 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Foxes are just part of rural life, and on a regular basis we all lose chickens to feed the babes …
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  50. Plum Trees

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    Saturday 21 March, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Our plum trees are looking so pretty this year! . . . . . . . .

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