VILLAGE HAPPENINGS. ...

From early this morning (Saturday) I could hear a machinery sound.....being the country, I didn't think it was unusual....BUT ...it continued on all through the day....curiosity got the better of me, so I went down to the back gate and thought I would take a walk around the village to see what was making the noise.....I had thought someone was putting in a concrete driveway and was having it formed up....OH! NO! as soon as I closed the gate and walked to the park (directly behind our house), there was the noise monster....ripping up all the orange trees....what a shock.

OMG! the landscape will be forever altered


And the big dozzer was ripping and pushing up all the orange trees.....there are about 50 acres of oranges in this plot......
Home I raced to gather up my camera....well really my tablet....and I had to take these pics.  A part of me is very sad....they have been there ever since we shifted to the village, 48 years ago.  I must confess a lot has changed around us throughout those years, BUT NOT THE ORANGE TREEES.... OH! NO!!!!!
The trees will stay in piles for sometime while they die and dry out, waste away, and eventually be burnt....creating more pollution and sadness....
 
Click below to see, I loved the view and often bloged about it.....
Now the speculation will begin:- what are they going to do with the land??? - divide into housing blocks?, plant something else? etc etc.....I'm sure I will hear more on the village grapevine.  Speaking to Hubby, his reasoning is, too expensive to keep, water, labour/picking/maintance, price of oranges not so good....throwing good money after bad.  Pull them out.

SO SAD........