I heard David talking on the phone last night.  “We have a deadline to work with each week…. No, it doesn’t matter…we have to get all of the vegetables harvested and ready to deliver by Thursday…we work no matter what the weather is, heat, rain, cold…. we don’t take time off because of the weather”  I didn’t hear the questions, but I can assume the person on the other end was wondering what we are doing  in this extreme heat.  We’re doing what we always do, harvesting vegetables, oh, and moving irrigation around like crazy.  It’s just that we drink enormous quantities of water and swallow some electrolyte tablets.  No, it’s not easy or fun.  But it does make the job interesting!

Barb

Tomato harvest crew huddled around the water, note empty white packets of electrolyte tablets

Tomato harvest crew huddled around the water, note empty white packets of electrolyte tablets

11:00 am - 90+ degrees -  just finished eggplant harvest - consuming yet another jug of water

11:00 am – 90+ degrees – just finished eggplant harvest – consuming yet another jug of water.

Kathy and Nelle sweating it out in the eggplant patch.

Kathy and Nelle sweating it out in the eggplant patch.

Rozalyn harvesting the perfect eggplant eggplant. I think I can see the sweat dripping off your nose!

Rozalyn harvesting the perfect eggplant. I think I can see the sweat dripping off your nose!

Packing shed on Wednesday afternoon; a reprieve from the heat and a chance to use the hose.

Packing shed on Wednesday afternoon; a reprieve from the heat and a chance to use the hose.