Help defining and sourcing a Christmas gift, please!

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Calling all agriculturally inclined hubbers, especially those with knowledge of fruit trees.
    We have a lovely orange tree in our backyard.
    For years we have been only picking the "low-hanging" fruit because we can't reach the top branches.

    Hubby has asked me for the "picker thing" that extends your reach and snips the fruit from the branch.
    I have no idea what the technical name of this "picker/snipper thing" could be.
    I wouldn't so much mind walking into a store and asking for it using those exact words (I'm not proud), but I'm at a loss as to what store carries such a contraption.

    I can think of several hubbers offhand who I KNOW can help me out here.
    Many thanks for getting this fruit-picking-novice out of a jam (or I guess that would be a marmalade, wouldn't it? smile).

    Here's a picture of what I think it is he wants (?)


    http://lh3.ggpht.com/-y5Iq_WCo_FQ/TUSfz3P4pmE/AAAAAAABG6Y/BThta6EPHPw/VolunteeringPickingOrangesInQueenCreekArizona.jpg


    THANKS!
    MM

    1. Jeff Berndt profile image90
      Jeff Berndtposted 6 years agoin reply to this
  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    I would think that Lowe's or Home Depot would carry it. wink

  3. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    That's it! A FRUIT PICKER!
    Only problem is here in the Central Valley of CA when you ask for a fruit picker they think you mean a seasonal worker smile.

    Home Despot is just down the street.
    Boycotting Lowe's for pulling their advertising of American Muslim.
    Not that they'll miss me as I don't even know where the closest store is lol

    Thanks, guys.
    For the record, neither of you gentlemen was on my probables list to come up with solution. Especially not you, my Chicopee pal!

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome Mighty Mom. I certainly hope you're able to get one for him. wink smile

    2. Jeff Berndt profile image90
      Jeff Berndtposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "For the record, neither of you gentlemen was on my probables list to come up with solution."

      Heh, you didn't reckon with my wife. We're very much do-it-yourself type folks. I'm more of a cooking, sewing, make stuff kind of guy (just bottled a batch of beer) and she's more of the growing, farming, nature type gal.

      If we had fruit trees worth a darn, we'd have one of those picker devices. Alas, our apple tree was rotting and had to be removed, and our pear tree looks like it's going the same way. On the upside, though, after we felled the apple tree, the following spring a bunch of morels sprouted, so I call that a win.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image83
        Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Er, I think I'd call that an orchard!
        lol lol

        I would have had no idea you were such a handy guy, Jeff.
        You've always struck me as the strong cerebral type lol

        Cags, thanks, friend.
        I'm sure I'll be able to find one. He also wants a fishing license and I know exactly where to go for that.
        Oops. I mean, tell Santa where to source it from...

        1. lobobrandon profile image87
          lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          lol hope you get it big_smile

  4. melbel profile image96
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    I'm so jealous, we had to cut down all the trees in the orchard because of the bees. We found our dog (minpin named Doofy) to be allergic to bees and we caught her running around the yard with some type of bee/wasp/hornet/yellow_jacket nest. :S

    Our other dog, a German shepherd named Trooper, would get on her hind legs and reach up to snag a pear. She also used to get into our raspberries as well which were HUGE bringers of bees. The poor bĂȘte would get herself stung all the time, but fortunately she wasn't allergic. Our grapes didn't seem to attract them, but we took down the vines after pulling the berries anyway. sad

    Perhaps years from now we'll regrow the orchard.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image83
      Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the wonderful visuals, Melbel.
      Bummer about your allergic dog.
      I've known allergic humans but never animals.
      Better safe than sorry when it comes to our furry children!

      1. melbel profile image96
        melbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, they're my babies. tongue

        1. Mighty Mom profile image83
          Mighty Momposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          My cat Storm would love your pic right now. She loves BOWS!

 
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