Some very good friends came out to get some cherries today, they have 7 kids, and immediately 6 of them wanted to help me on the tractor. We had a blast, and I don't believe I have ever loaded the semi so fast! I had all I could do to keep caught up and take pictures at the same time.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
One of Janessa's many job descriptions for the orchard is photographer. She takes all manner of pictures of the fruit on the tree, harvesting, fruit in the trailer getting ready to ship and some pictures of our life and certain projects that are going on. She has an amazing eye for a good picture. I have gathered a few from cherry harvest for your pleasure. Please enjoy!
|This plant is one of our worst enemies in the orchard, Poison Ivy/oak (depending on who you talk to).|
|Dad getting ready to prime the pump.|
|Garrett and his big puppy, they sure do love each other!|
|Here are some of the earliest apples.|
|A mixed load of cherries.|
|Garrett is doing his "weight lifting", he has 40lbs in each hand, it's surprising how fast this trick becomes the easiest method of carrying the totes.|
|Our fork lift died the first week of cherry harvest, so we had to do a little bit of double stacking by hand.|
Friday, September 23, 2016
|Still had quite a bit of his usual humor in the ER|
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
When we lived in Texas a hour drive seemed like a lot, but living out here driving for 3 hours or more isn't that big of a deal. One town we visit at least once a month during the winter and a couple times a week is Dufer, the home of Azure Standard. About a 4 hour drive from us...if dad drives. Today there was a equipment auction going on, and when running any farm operation, an auction is a wonderful thing to go to. It went well, and we ended up with a nice box blade that we really needed.