88 days diaries: Loooong days

I made 14,5 work hours in one day. Everyone had the morning off, but not me. My day started at 8AM, which is late compared to my recent 5.30AM starts. However, at 7.30AM the farmer was already knocking on my door. There were some second grade cherries that needed grading. When the others arrive at…

88 days diaries: The cherry carrousel

The cherry season is starting. I am not alone anymore. Two Taiwanese girls and an American boy have joined me in the house. It is so much fun to have people around, even though we all have to wait to use the shower now. It is refreshing to have people whom you can share your…

Stuck

One task is done and we are off to another. There is a quadbike with two little wagons behind it. The more experienced girl drove the quad and together with another girl I sat in one of the wagons on a cushion of fertilizer. We drove in between young cherry trees and had to empty…

Watering the plants

The first week on the cherry farm was tough. On a hill that used to have grapes, the farmer is planting cherry trees. They are growing quickly, so an irrigation system has to be made. For about 60 long rows, that is not an easy job. At 7 o’clock the day starts. We drive to…