October 5, 2015

Harvesting Almonds at My Farm

My almond trees have been very productive this season.

Last week, as we prepared for the heavy rains in the Northeast, everyone at my farm was busy - storing outdoor furniture and tropical plants, checking catch basins and storm drains, and making sure gutters were cleaned and ready for any downpours. We also harvested the remaining fruits and vegetables that could be damaged by heavy rains and winds - this included the almonds that had started falling from the trees.

In previous years, my trees only produced small amounts of almonds, but this year, they were extremely productive. Hundreds of grayish-green drupes hung from the tree branches or scattered on the ground below. It was very exciting. Take a look at our photos…