The farm is in full production these days. They are working 12-14 hour days every day of the week. Here are a few pictures I took this morning.
In about 2 more weeks we will have vine ripes. And just in case your wondering, these tomatoes don't have Salmonella.
They get dumped into this big tub of water to be rinsed off before packing.
They get a second rinse off here as they are moved out of the tank and onto the conveyor belt, or maybe they are getting sprayed with wax to make them shiny. I'm not really sure. I'll have to get back to you on that one.
Here they are being sorted and counted and put into boxes. I think they put 52 cucumbers in each box.
Auntie Lisa took a quick break to see Tony.
Look at him sitting up all by himself.
I'm guessing they are packing squash later today. I passed about 5 or 6 trailers just like this one sitting in the shade by the barn.
They are making boxes here. That box machine causes Todd a lot of headaches and is responsible for many of his grumpy moods in the summer. It always breaks down at the most inconvenient times and they always call him to come and fix it.
They have a whole barn just for making boxes. Those are palates of boxes waiting to be glued together by the box machine. It saves them a quarter a box to put them together themselves instead of buying boxes already put together. Doesn't seem hardly worth it, but apparently it saves them many thousands of dollars each summer.
These are 4 of the 7 puppies that chase me everyday on my runs. Luckily they are harmless, but they are getting rather big, seems like they should be going to new homes by now.
Even though Todd works such long hours, it's nice to be close by because we see still him a few times a day, either he stops in for a few minutes or we pass him on the road when we go for walks or jogs.