Here are some more Aloe Vera pictures from the harvest and Aloe Vera processing in July 2009 in Loma Plata, Chaco Paraguay.
It was a family adventure with a lot of work. But it was well worth the effort. We learned something.
The Aloe Vera harvest is a lot of work. We processed in July 2009 more than 6.000 kilos of Aloe Vera. That was in about six days.
That's more than a thousand kilos a day.
We sure got tired.
"Something is eating my Aloe Vera plant", I hear often. Here is a pic of the likes. I think it must been turtles.
Fresh harvested Aloe Vera leaves, ready to be washed.
Every single plant has to be hand brushed and cleaned.
A lot of work to brush thousand and some kilos of Aloe Vera leaves per day.
Clean Aloe Vera leaves to be processed.
Aloe Vera leaves with cut edges.
This is the scraping table to extract the pure Aloe Vera gel.
Cutting the edges of an Aloe Vera leaf.
The team hard at work.
Every leaf has to be separated - and it goes to the scraping table.
Scraping an Aloe Vera leaf and extracting the valuable gel.
The pure Aloe Gold. Clean Aloe Vera Gel ready for the stabilizing process.
Another Aloe Vera picture. Extracting the clear Aloe gel.
Processing Aloe Vera juice.
My two bows Alex (7) and Dani (6).
The Aloe Vera processing team july 2009. I (Delbert Chupp) am standing to the left of the picture with my wife Domi. Next to my wife in the background our good friend Edgar Vazquez. My too boys had to bee in the picture too.