Our machinery is antiquated but he's comfortable with how it all functions and given our scale of production it suits us just fine. The metal gravity wagon collects the ears the picker spits into it, then to unload it the trap door at the bottom is rolled up and they flow out - hence 'gravity' box. Occasionally you have to climb in and kick some cobs out of the upper corners but once a few loads have slid out they all flow much better.
Apples without blemishes have been collected in buckets and turned into yummy things for the winter. I've lost track of how many containers of applesauce I've put in the freezer. Last Sunday was a marathon of apple handling but I can't say what it was - a good bit of the work will reappear in Christmas baskets. :-)
I've also been working in the wool shop. I've been sold out of dyed Cotswold curls for a while and picked a fleece with good curl character and low VM and put some toward a colorway I'm working on and some I dyed solid colors for sale in my booth at the next fiber event - Christmas on the Farm in Phelps, NY.