We had our coffee milled last week, now we have our new crop. It’s a very small crop, but the beans look very nice, shiny green jade color. I remember read on a magazine,” Kona coffee are the most beautiful coffee bean on the world”.
We have 4 tangerine trees in the farm, two of them load up with fruit right now, and they are pretty good this year. We can’t use it all ourselves, but we love to share with our friends or people we know. Every week we need to get out there, climb trees, pick a few buckets. Yesterday afternoon we picked 2 buckets, Terry climbed the tree, picked and threw to me. Between catching those tangerines, I took some pictures.
Several days ago, I went to check my garden which is near these trees, I picked a basket by myself. I climbed the tree with basket, set it down on where 4 or 5 branches grew out. I really had fun moving between the branches (they are very sturdy), tried to pick ripest ones, tossed into the basket near me. It only took very short time to fill up the basket, but it didn’t fill up the basket of my enjoyment, so I picked couple more and ate them in the tree. Right at that moment, I remembered someone told me before. People of my tribe believe that, if a girl or woman who climb a fruit tree, they will spoil the fruit tree, the tree won’t produce good fruit anymore. At that time, I thought it was just another superstition, but I had never climbed a fruit tree before I moved here. Now I think it’s just a rule made by man, tried to keep the fun to themselves. In last ten years, I climbed our fruit trees many times whenever I had to, I didn’t spoil any of our fruit trees.