Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Onion Harvest

There are a lot of onion fields in the area where I live. This is a small field and not the best looking I've seen. The first day the onions were pulled and left on top of the ground. The next two days the onions were picked up and put into the bags you see.
In my next post I will show you how the "big boys" harvest onions.

15 comments:

EG Wow said...

How interesting that the onions are harvest NW=OW. They must grow there through the winter. Hmmm

Skeeter said...

Yum, it is sweet onion time in GA! Poor Stukie dog. What an interesting find by the loggers. Yikes, I would have freaked out finding that one....

Paulie said...

I wonder if they have to dry a bit before they package them. . . seems strange to harvest them and leave them in the fields until the next day. Maybe a machine comes along and bags them?

Judy said...

Yum! We love onions over here.

Susan said...

Wow, have never seen an onion field, thanks!

Happyone :-) said...

Looks like back breaking work. At least its not hot yet!!

Neal said...

Interesting. I love the sweet onions but they don't seem to stay good in the refrig as long as the white onions.

Dick said...

So they don't use a machine?
It's hard to believe they do it all by hand.

Craver Vii said...

Yowser, that's gotta be tough on a person's back.

Becky and Gary said...

I'm wondering if these are Vidalia's. They are AWESOME!
If I lived closer, I'd have me some.
B.

AVCr8teur said...

Did you have a hand in picking the onions? Looks like hard work. Could you smell it in the air?

Rose said...

Dot, I love seeing how things like this are done. Neal and I often wish we had photos of things we done as kids....all the different work done in tobacco mainly. So much of it is done different now so we will never have the opportunity to snap a photo...even if we are down there at the right time!

Tina Leigh said...

Yeh they aint seen nothing yet!!!!!!

JunieRose2005 said...

Very interesting pictures and post , Dot! We love those Vidalias!

Junie

Snapper II said...

Onion Harvest is an education, as all of your blogs are. I realy enjoy your posts.

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