What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we had a few people come over to visit and pick some fruit in the farm. While there were certainly dragonfruit available for them to pick, it did NOT look like this yesterday. We’re in the process of picking and will be selling to one of the CSA’s we work with in Hilo.
The dragon fruit on the lower limbs gets eaten by the chickens. As you can see from the picture, some of them are just the right height for them. Needless to say they love it too.
We also picked some coffee today. Not a lot, but more than last week. It never fails in the beginning of the season, I’m super into the picking process. It’s exciting, I know that we’ll have a lot of our own coffee, and it’s a walking or rather “picking” meditation in a way. I really get into it. Sadly, I now this feeling will change. Picking coffee for a half hour is different than picking coffee all morning. My husband and I will pick about a 5 gallon bucket each time we pick during season. Today we picked about a quarter bucket together. We also roasted 4 pounds of coffee in our new roaster today. The beans aren’t from our farm, it’s what we’ve been using to help season the roaster. I LOVE the machine. I know it’s just a roaster, but this is going to serve us quite well.
The finished product. It’s been a busy weekend on the farm.