Friday, October 31, 2008
At the end of October, the tobacco is ready to be taken down. A crew of workers remove the leaves from the stems and bale them up. If they are lucky, the weather is mild. Sometimes, it is very cold and no heat is available. A lot of the crew come from Jamaica. They come up to do farm work, harvesting apples, and working in tobacco, etc.. They have their own farms at home, I think. I often see them in town, sending money by wire or money order back home.