April

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Info.svg This page is a month of the year and is used to record useful information about each month relating to living on the land such as what plants are in season, what things we should be doing and what to expect from the weather and river etc.

It's time to start collecting Pinhão this month. It's best to do it early so they're still fresh and the worms haven't gotten to them. See May for more details about Pinhão. The Azure Jays (Gralha) are normally quite solitary, but this month they gather in big groups of 20 or more to collect Pinhão together and take them back to their nests.

Pinhão harvest.jpg Azure Jay 1.jpg Azure Jay 2.jpg

Plants

There's pumpkins, tomatoes and capsicums in season, and many plants are in flower such as the Chia and Basil which are filled with all types of bees and butterflies.

Red butterflies on chia 2.jpg Blue bee 1.jpg

The blackberries are ripe this month, in 2015 we had only one bush that gave any fruit which wass in the middle of the road through the forest, but there were many other bushes throughout the forest and Beth replanted a dozen or so of them around the edge of the garden where they'll get some sun and should produce fruit. As of 2018, there are two new locations around the garden that are bearing fruit, and also the ones in the forest road have spread along the road to a couple more places. I also found another big bush bearing fruit in the second island.

Blackberry season.jpg

The pumpkins and chuchu are ready in April as well, but will start dying off as the frost starts.

Pumpkins ready.jpg
Harvesting chuchu.jpg

Weather

There's not much heavy rain in April, but the weather's starting to cool down with a lot of overcast drizzly ten degree days, but also some very hot sunny days.