Today was the Orange Harvest Party + Brunch, which was great fun. We gathered at Helena’s West Oakland house, which turned out to be a eden-like collective of houses that have a communal backyard that includes a mammoth orange tree; a very active rosemary bush; a rooster who pecks on the back door when it wants a snack; and an agave plant that bloomed last fall, that, at its height, was growing approximately a foot per day.
After brunch, we braved the rain and harvested oranges in the backyard. Here are photos from the day.
Juicing Shafter Avenue oranges yesterday morning in preparation for making syrups for Aunt Carla.