Editor’s note: Apricot season is upon us and it’s time for some pickin’. Every year, around June, villagers in Armenia get together to collect the juicy fruit for summer’s harvest. Often owners of the land, these people dedicate two weeks out of the year to picking, collecting and boxing while using the rest to grow and nurture the best product they can. To them, this is their life line; a year of effort and two weeks of intense labor to earn their living for the whole year. The photographs below feature a family collecting apricots on their own field near Arevshat village, in the Ararat province of Armenia. Here’s hoping the fruits of their labor are bountiful and just as delicious as they look in the pictures.