Coming home from Oamaru, its a long drive. We’d come through via Palmerston and Central Otago, stopped for a mob of sheep and then for refreshments at Omakau. We were almost out of Central Otago when I thought it would be nice to get some fruit. Peirce Orchard loomed before me and instead of the usual pumpkin piles there were lots of signs about fruit so I pulled into their yard. Photos taken 22 Jan 2019
Peirce Orchard “The Pumpkin Place”, Millers Flat, Central Otago, New Zealand
Apricots and cherries… yum! In pumpkin season there’s literally PILES of pumpkins
Plenty of parking and the shop’s in front of the packing shed
Undercover garlic. LOTS of bunches of garlic! We went inside, bought a box of mixed fruit and immediately began eating the utterly irresistable cherries
I had to go and check out the little red tractor. Yes, it’s a Massey Ferguson! I lived on an orchard until I was about four and used to sit in an empty wooden apple box on the trailer when my father or brother were taking a trailer-load of fruit to the packing shed. The tractor they drove was a red Massey Ferguson like this 🙂
The mighty Clutha River runs through the valley. I wandered over to the pallets and peered down the hill and yes, I could just catch a view of the river!
For the record the fruit was delicious. I’d call in here again any time!
Text and photos by Liz except the garlic photo by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)