Tuesday, January 01, 2008

When life gives you oranges, make orange juice!

Oranges...

Lindsey and Donnie's orange trees are LOADED with oranges. Notice the ladders? Well, Ron and Donnie picked oranges....lots of oranges...and this picture was taken after picking 3 boxes.















So what did we do with all these oranges? We made orange juice...lots of orange juice...gallons of orange juice.

I think I need to take more photos like this...Lindsey took it. I like the way she took it at an angle.

Whoo-ee...look at that juice!
Well, this was actually a small mistake. Next time, we won't use as much of the orange. Some of the pith (is that what it's called...the white part between the orange and the peel?) was also juiced and that made it a little bitter...kind of a grapefruity taste.
Here's the results of the juicing...
and the juicer... (that's me)...
Linz wanted to toast the orange juice...but Donnie couldn't wait, he went on ahead and started to drink....
Ahhh, note the look of delight in Donnie's eyes as he consumes the juice from his orange trees...

Lindsey and Donnie have a compost pile. By the end of this day, it must have been overflowing with orange rinds and also of pulp. I would fill up glasses of pulp for Ron and Donnie to empty. Some of it was put in the compost, but the guys started drinking the pulp...not sure I liked it THAT much. No waste around here!

After all the containers Lindsey owned were filled with juice, we still had oranges sitting in the boxes. What to do? Well, we knew we'd take some to Emily... and we knew we'd bring some home.

Lindsey and her pop started juggling....





Take note of the oranges... COUNT THEM ... notice anything a little off with the actual act of juggling? You might also note Lindsey's intense concentration...and her pop's LACK of intense...well, lack of ANY concentration...

A video shows it best:



Photo and video editing at www.OneTrueMedia.com

So, now that I'm finished with this post, I guess I'll go eat... an orange!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ron, keep your day job!
When I juggle, I use one orange!

UJ

Gabe said...

Nice juggling performance by Linz. I think Ron was just throwing oranges into the air.

And the orange I had was completely bruised... now I know why!!