Peas sown at the end of April were ready for harvesting last week. They are harvested using a machine called a vinner. This machine is able to pick the peas off the vine and separate the peas from the pods, with the peas going into a tank on the machine and the waste material being discharged from the rear of the machine. The machines are on tracks which help to prevent compaction of the soil and stabilize the machine too. To gather the harvest in these machines work with two shifts of men 24 hours a day.