Many are still picking their fruit in between the rain showers. The last week has been pretty miserable stuff for those still trying to harvest their crop.
There is a bit of a rush on as a lot of mills will close before Christmas. This is very different to years gone by.
When we bought this house it was abandoned and derelict, but on the walls of what is now our lounge were the dates of when they had finished harvesting in years previous and many of these were in March and April.
This is when they had fires lit in the grove to keep warm and keep those fingers moving.