Friday, May 09, 2008

Picked and Packed.






















It is raining here again today so we were lucky to get the window of fine to get our Kiwifruit picked.
The photos show most of the pickers who graciously posed for us. One gang were Punjabi Indians the other had guys from Fiji and Bangladesh.They were all excellent and did a great job - missing hardly any fruit. Everyone who worked here ( truckie; forklift driver; 4 tractor drivers and the pickers were such great people it made the job go well.)
We sent off 8 truck loads of bins of fruit like the one in the photo. The fruit has already been packed so I will do a separate post about that.
Thanks for your concern about Inky....... he is home with his leg in plaster and doing well. He has to stay inside (hates that ) so I will do a whole post devoted to him with his blue plastered leg.

4 comments:

Molly said...

Those are some magnificent beards!The whole operation sounds fascinating to me, and boy! That's a lot of fruit! Glad to hear the patient is home and on the mend.....

Molly said...
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Guðrún said...

I am glad that he is getting better.

julieQ said...

Love your orchard tales. We look forward to getting some of that fruit!