Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fruit & A Nut


There were a lot more oranges on this tree until Martha started picking them left and right. Pick pick pick. It will blossom again in March, and each year we're getting a larger yield.

Imagine, outside the right border of the picture, our baby lemon tree, because that's where it is in real time. We've had several freezes this winter, so the lemon is struggling a bit. But Martha has a yellow thumb, so it'll come back this summer when we get our 115° days.

As for me, Martha bought me a juice squeezer machine, so I've been drinking my oranges. You will all be happy to know that I am 100 percent scurvy-free.

7 comments:

Mary Witzl said...

Consider yourself envied! I prefer freshly squeezed orange juice to any beverage I can think of -- even coffee! Back in California, we had fresh oranges straight off the trees. I could reach out our kitchen window and pluck myself a lemon any time I wanted to. Here in Scotland, you have to take out a mortgage just to buy enough oranges to juice. Sigh...

kim said...

I was just catching up ... Oranges are yummy just from the tree arent they?
I'm still around Charlie just overwhelmed with life a lot of the time and forever stalling on my writing!
Im so proud of you for doing a book!
That is so much more than most aspiring writers can say :) *hugs*

OneEar said...

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

Rhonda said...

I'm jellus.

Stinkypaw said...

AND full of vitamin C!

Kim Ayres said...

I used to have a yellow thumb - nicotene stained before I gave up smoking

Amanda Stainrod said...

What I wouldn't give for some one to water me regularly and spread fresh mulch around my roots!!