My yoyo pincushion is finished. I stuffed it with scraps of wool batting and pins and needles just glide into it which is important for keeping points sharp. ( I don't care for yoyos but made them because that is what this pattern required. If I make another I think I will design some leaves rather than those petals.
Today we are picking avocados. This pick unfortunately is only local market ( New Zealand ) which is a crying shame as the fruit is beautiful...but lucky for the local shops and customers. It may end up making as much for us as the export crop did earlier.( here's hoping ) My job today is easy. As we do not need ground pickers ( me usually ) the 3 hydraladas are picking the high up fruit and R is transporting the empty and full bins across to the avocado blocks (some distance away ) and back to the house. Once the fruit has been picked it must be kept out of the sun, so we stack the bins up in the shed ( having taken the truck and 2 tractors out ) till the end of theday when all the full bins will be taken by truck up to the packhouse. My job is too check the bins and take out anything not suitable( damaged or too small or possum bitten )and level the top of the bin so none is sticking up to get damaged when the bins are stacked on top of each other on the truck. I wear gloves to not damage the skins.
So far 6 full ones are in the shed...there will be more. We are very pleased with the 3 blokes with their hydraladas. ( better than the last couple of times...we will try and get these men next time ) .
I need to get busy now; more on final tallies tomorrow.
Our broad band is so slow at the moment something's wrong tho telecom says their isn't!
( I'll save you some avos Laurie ).