As the watermelons and cantaloupes continue to ripen, the youth are picking!
Friday evening, those who picked braved fire ants and snakes as they made their way through the garden, peeking under the vines for ripe fruit. The heat wasn’t so bad,
due to a good breeze blowing off the Neuse.
A few of the cantaloupes split open and rotted as a result of the recent rain, but plenty of good ones were picked. The watermelons fared better through the rainy days.
Friday night’s harvest filled Matt Bailey’s truck bed with produce, which was transferred to Anointed Remnant Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) to be distributed [In photo at bottom, Robert Hackney, Anointed Remnant Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), is pictured along with Luke, Kelli and Matt Bailey].
The youth will pick again Tuesday at 7 PM to stay ahead of over-ripening cantaloupes.