What jumps out at me first of all are those "spike" ladders that only have the one prong at the bottom. One prong or two.......those old wooden things were heavy.
Apparently the "art" of pruning had not come into play, at least not in this orchard.
Also they are using buckets not the picking bags that we all know. Would make for a lot more up and down ladders picking into buckets.
Charlott on 30th September 2015 @ 7:03am
I was going to say....what funny looking ladders, but evidently Charlott is quite familiar with them.
Was there a time when the Japanese were the main pickers in the orchards?
L.E. on 30th September 2015 @ 7:48am
I can imagine one person on the center beam, but four with full buckets appears treacherous. Did they lower the buckets with ropes to a ground man?
Kenn on 30th September 2015 @ 7:50am
Tripod ladders, so cool. I've never seen those before. What year is this, turn of the century? Tripods are very stable, once set. Look at all the weight they are carrying........,nice photo!
James Holloway on 30th September 2015 @ 4:47pm
where was the Liberty Home Orchard located?
cathleen on 30th September 2015 @ 6:06pm
Located on Mason Road where Walter Wells and Son's packing house is now located.
Charlott on 1st October 2015 @ 7:01am
Tri-pod ladders or any ladder is not very stable when you are trying to pick cherries on Mosier hill. That is an experience in itself.........Been there and done that many times...............and they were aluminum, not the heavy old wooden ones.......
Charlott on 1st October 2015 @ 7:12am