A good friend of mine has the most amazing few acres west of Ballarat on the rich volcanic soil. He tells me this season has been the best in a decade. And the good part is that I'll be caretaker of the place when he's in Poland in January. Payment?.....a simple deal of all the ripe fruit and eggs I can take. Not bad in my mind! Yesterday we wondered through the forest of fruit trees, checking all the berries and nuts and I was blown away with the amount of produce he nurtures in such a small space. Very inspirational.