“Orange Ya Gonna Pick Me?!”
And we did!
After running errands yesterday, we headed over to a friend of my Sis-in-law’s to pick oranges.
It seems that a lot of fruit around here tends to just “rot on the tree” because there is more than any one family can handle. These friends have a very old and very productive citrus grove, and we were after oranges for juicing ---
Ashley is giving it her best shot!
Thanks to the help of the citrus picker, Ashley picks one for the home team!
Sharolyn is also a pro!
Aunt Bonnie tries, but most of them land on the ground instead ---
And the chickens come running!
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the fallen orange!
If the oranges were low enough, we gave up on the “picker on a stick” and just picked them with our hands!
Sharolyn and Aunt Bonnie hard at work….this is a job for tall girls!
Before we knew it, our bucket was full!
Check out my rubber mud boots, y’all!
So happy to have Ashley along as Supervisor!
And the chickens cheered while the horses whinnied and neighed their approval!
We took the oranges back to the house and started juicing.
I have to say that was THE BEST fresh squeezed orange juice EVER. 30 minutes from tree to juicer to chilled glass….MMMMMMM!
I’m on my way to Houston this morning. Let the Texas half of this trip begin.
My Arizona adventure is drawing to a close, but there are plans to perhaps meet up in May when I am teaching in southern California. Wouldn’t that be fun? It’s important to fit family in whenever and wherever I can.
I’ll see you next time, Arizona--- Thanks for pouring your sunshine and warmth down on me this week!