I will in the end make an orange loss once I have cared for the trees. Right now we have just sold the second or third batch this year, I loose count. It was the biggest take of the year around 15K oranges. The surplus between sales and picking costs contributed to cash flow approximately the value of a couple of nice lunches in Boquete for Beatrice and myself in town.
Want to know when it really hurt?: I was unable to persuade Beatrice against the idea of a $2 and something orange juice in the Panamonte with her fancy lunch..... which is 50 cents more than I got for selling one hundred small oranges this week, never mind picking costs. Probably, the same oranges that are being juiced all over town and sold in restaurants for good prices. Ooooch. The poor girl is getting orange juice in her packed lunches every day and I think a strawberry smoothie would have been a much better choice. Oh well, at least someone in the family is still in love with orange juice.