If you’re looking for the Autumn’s Harvest Blog Hop, then you have found it.
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I rent a house on a farm, in the middle of an almond orchard, in a farm town in the middle of the farming belt along HWY 99 in the Central Valley of California.
I’m very familiar with the harvest season, since each year I get an up close and personal view of the process.
*All photos were taken by me*
1. All these lovely almond blooms
2. That opened in the early spring time…Fell off.
3. Leaving the baby nut behind, and during the long hot summer the nut matures.
4. And once the almonds have dried, the outer shell popped open
5. Dried Almond
6. Almond cracked open and ready to eat.
The Harvest began on Thursday Aug. 30, 2012, which meant for me that I got woken up bright and early by the machines shaken the bejessus out of the trees, and the hiss of almonds hitting the ground.
A week later, the nut has dried, and the sweepers come in (making more noise), and move the almonds into neat rows so they be swept up and loaded into trucks (making more dust and noise).
There you have it! That’s the story of the almond.
Oh, and if you wanted to know if you pronounce the ‘d’ on the end of the word almond, here’s the story:
When the nut falls off the tree the ‘d’ is knocked off, and you have a almon.
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