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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Banana Harvesting

This morning our gardener, José, picked a very large hand of bananas from one of our trees. He hit the trunk once with a machete and the tree started to lean over. A second slash and down it went.

I made these vídeos of José with the bananas. I wish I had arms like he does. He took about half the hand and we will share the rest with our next door neighbours. It seems like the bananas ripen all at once and it is hard to use them up before they turn too brown.

He hung our share from an outside rafter, then covered it with a plastic bag to keep the insects, birds and bats off them. These particular bananas are sweet and delicious.

 

 

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