Monday, July 24, 2006

Return to Eden

Y'all THIS is what Grandpa Adam and Grandma Eve gave up for apples:










These, my friends, are FIGS.

For those of you who have never seen the tree OR the fruit (like yours truly, before I moved here), then you don't know what you're missing. They are AWESOME. Melt in your mouth sweet nectar of Paradise.

We're not talking Fig Newtons here, people.

And honestly? If this property didn't have my huge fig tree on it, I doubt I would've agreed to buy it.

I'm not kidding. I love these things.

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So we were out today in the much-less-than-blistering heat to admire our puppies. The tree is located right next to the back porch (where the pups have made their home), and I noticed a good amount of ripe figs dangling from the branches.

All right!

So I recruited the boys to help me get what we could. And we ended up getting a pail full.

The cool thing about fig trees is that they're totally climb-able. The boys had a blast!

I think we'll have a huge crop this year. Perhaps a pail full every week.


.....I'm in Paradise.....

12 comments:

JeniBeans said...

if you're planning on sharing...I want some. I make fig preserves every year and would love to have any you could spare, dear friend o' mine....I'll even share the first fruits with you for your kindness. ;-)

Kelly said...

Sounds like a plan to me!

Hey, do you know how to make "strawberry preserves" out of figs, too?

NH Mom said...

Mmmmmm, I remember making fig squares when I was a kid. Hot out of the oven. There's nothing like it. Wish I had the recipe, I'd send it along. Oh well, some things are just made to reminisce about.

Kelly said...

You know, Mom, I think I remember you talking about that...hmmmm...let's ask the older people in the fam, shall we?

Erynn & Jake said...

UGH!! I can't stand those things!!
:-(

baSfsoGp said...

I LOVE figs. When I was a child we had a fig tree on our place. ummm.

Vanessa said...

Hey Sis. Kelly! I totally agree with you! I loovvee figs. THey are one of the best and actually only things that we have on our property. They are soo good! My mouth is watering....

JeniBeans said...

yep, I sure do, Kelly! I can make you guys some of those too!

Elizabeth said...

Funny you should mention figs because I don't think I've ever had them before besides trying fig newtons (which make me gag) and then the other day a friend brought some over and a bunch of us tried one. It was a first for about 6 of us - it was really cool - most of us didn't think they were so bad. Although - not so many of us thought they were so great either. I prefer pineapple and peaches and grapes - oh and bananas and blueberries and strawberries - 'member when I was allergic to strawberries?? oh and every time I have raspberries I think of grandpa. :) love ya!

Chrystal said...

They look like mini brains. I stared at the pic on the right for like five minutes before I read on. I'll have to try one sometime!

CassiaK said...

hummmmm can't say i ever tryed one... not that i haven't wanted to, i've just never had the chance. maybe i have to babysit your many kids and try one then... (hint: call me some time!!!)

CassiaK said...

make that ''tried''