Sometimes all we can do is laugh.  2915 watermelons was more than we thought we had out there, but with 23 people in the field harvesting, it only took us 2 hours.  Then it took 3 people another 3 hours to get them all loaded into bulk bins.  Every time we came across a split one we grabbed a chunk with our hands and ate it, juice dripping all over.  Not much style when it comes to eating watermelon while harvesting.

Barb

Peppers was also a big harvest this week.  We brought in 7159 of those!

Here are some highlights of our week in the fields.

Searching for watermelon amongst the foliage and tossing it to the person at the edge of the field who sets it down in a pile.

Searching for watermelon amongst the foliage and tossing it to the person at the edge of the field who sets it down in a pile.

Toss that melon carefully-don’t let it drop.

Toss that melon carefully-don’t let it drop.

Jesse and Clara picking up the melons from piles and counting every single one as they set them into the bulk bin!

Jesse and Clara picking up the melons from piles and counting every single one as they set them into the bulk bin!

Harvesting peppers.  Early mornings bring a mystical quality to our valley.

Harvesting peppers. Early mornings bring a mystical quality to our valley.