Friday, July 11, 2008


Week 1 Day 3 and Oranges

Yep, we went and picked oranges! It was heaps of fun! I had no idea what to expect as I had never been fruit picking before. We were the only people there, but that was ok as we had free reign of the orchard. The kids loved it! I had to put a limit on the amount of oranges they could pick, otherwise I would have been going home with boxes full! Even with a limit of 5 each they still picked about 7 or 8 each. I told them they had to choose carefully as they didn't have a high limit. It took us a good 45 minutes to pick the ones we did. We got them back and they were only $2/kg so we ended up with 4 1/2 kilos of oranges. $9. Sweet. Cheap and fun day out.

Here's the plan. Juice the oranges. Scoop out the flesh. Fill halves with jelly. I think that may be on tomorrows agenda. A friend at work suggested filling them with vodka and freezing them, maybe a couple anyway. ;)

Then lunch at McDonalds, followed by a visit to the shops for a look around for something for my Master's project, I know, I know, I keep going on about it. I will be glad to have finished it, let me tell you! And a birthday present for Steve, seeing as it is his birthday tomorrow. And some Pokemon trading cards for the kids. I don't understand the allure of these things, but it keeps them happy!

Well, that was about it for day 3 of the holidays. Thanks for stopping by! :D


  1. You're a braver soul than I, good luck with the Masters chickie! Mmmm the oranges & vodka is an AWESOME idea! Vodka jelly.. Great idea, I'm gunna scraplift THAT one for the next party! DD would love fruit picking, I always wanted to pick strawberries, I wonder.. can you eat as you go? Lol..

  2. $2 a kilo is a steal. Lol Sounds like you all had fun.