Due to the amount of work involved and our advancing age we advised our customers by email during last year that we would not be continuing with our pick-your-own business. We regret that some customers did not get this mail as Mailchimp changed the number of free emails we were allowed, and without informing us, took a large number of addresses off their platform.
UPDATE 10th JANUARY 2023
As our plants have not been managed for fruit production this season, much of the fruit on the bushes is not ripening, or is very small. We had hoped to give our customers who had not found another blueberry grower, and who were prepared to sort through the crop a chance to make one last visit. However, we have reached the stage where we find it impossible to open, even on the odd day. Three days ago a flock of crows got into our crop though holes in the nets caused by kangaroos and Samba deer, and it is physically impossible for us to get them out and repair the nets as this would take several days.
We really should have retired gracefully five years ago, and it has only been the support of our long-time customers that we have lasted so long.
Please note: Our telephone is now working. The Telstra line to our property runs along a narrow and winding road though the Bunyip State forest, criss-crossing from one side of the road to the other. Unfortunately a large truck with a tall load caught a low hanging part of the line and severed the connection to all the customers on the line. Repair was completed on Tuesday 10 at 4pm, a record for Telstra.
Graeme & Kay