Location: Percha Dam State Park, Arrey, New Mexico.

It rained last night.  Not enough to keep workers out of the field.

Watched the workers harvest the rest of the onion field.  I must admit I got tired of hearing a heavy forklift for hours and hours.

percha dam sp big onion 2017 july 15We talked to a guy who was inspecting the field.  It was the owner and he was very friendly and answered our questions.  Said he hates having his truck smell like onions all summer.  The smell when they were harvesting was very strong.  We asked if we could harvest some of the leftover onions and he said yes.  We collected enough to fill a large ice chest.  Laid them out on the grated benches so they could dry.

Look at this impressive specimen.  There were hundreds of this size laying about.  The owner said the companies only want medium sized onions, so they leave the rest in the field.

percha dam sp onion harvest 2017 july 15

The modified ice chest is holding ice longer but not as long as I’d like.  Got more modifying to do.  Hate the separate lid which has to be removed before travel because the ice chest has to go in back of the truck.  Absolutely despise the lid action.  It doesn’t stay open.  More designing to do.


About trekkingtess

Retired Industrial Arts and middle school computer teacher. Escaped Texas for the peace and quiet of New Mexico.
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