I'm sitting here in the warm Florida sun and watching them harvest the oranges in the grove across the road. It's actually quite the process and I never knew that. They are picking them by hand with ladders. Then a crane comes and lifts the buckets full of oranges and dumps them into a big truck. It's kinda cool to watch so I said to my mom that it might be kinda fun to do that....
She chocked on her coffee and said "are you kidding me?" Well no...why?
She told me that the orange trees are full of thorns and the workers get bit quite often by snakes. Eeeeeeeew ummm okay then....no thanks!! lol
On the other hand...I've also been watching them fly over the groves in planes spraying pesticides and I'm sure they get into the oranges no matter how much they are rinsed after being picked. And we are probably drinking the pesticides right out of the carton that costs an arm and a leg these days. So I'm goin to be passing on the oj now lol
But I'm told when the trees blossom the smell is downright orgasmic so I can't wait to experience that part. lol Enuff about oranges...i'm rambling now lol
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