Sunday, August 06, 2017

New figs

The lawnmower I bought four years ago is having major problems. It's underpowered for the amount of grass on our property. It will go see the lawnmower doc this week. I think I will need its appendix removed along with some steering bushings.

The grass on the adjoining property is almost knee deep. I may have to invest in a goat.

When we walked today, we waded through the grass and rounded the fig tree. It got a head start on spring, but a late frost bit it back. I was afraid it wouldn't have any figs this year, but I was wrong. As we walked by, I saw several figs the color of a bruise. I plucked one off an popped it into my mouth.
I LOVE fresh figs.

We picked about a quart and there will be more to pick later in the week. Jilda will toss some in our morning shake.

There are two more young fig bushes we planted beside the old one that's been there for years. Soon, we'll have figs-o-plenty.


19 comments:

  1. We are starting to get figs here, too (in central NC). I have dried some and eaten some fresh. Today we had some on a Triscuit Thin Crisps with Neufchatel cheese. That was very good. It would be good with Brie or Camembert if you want to spring for that.

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  2. It's so cool that you can grow figs. Enjoy...
    Hugs, Julia

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  3. OK, you and Bonnie have got me interested in figs. I love fig newtons, but figs were never around my house growing up. Sherry and my sister like them. I guess I should give them a try. LOL

    Hope the lawnmower operation is reasonable.

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  4. I've never eaten a fresh fig..or probably any kind of fig before. Sounds good though...I wonder if it's too cold up here to try and grow a fig tree. I'll have to check that out. Have a good Monday!

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  5. We had a huge fig tree when I was growing up. The birds knew the figs were ripe long before we did. It was my brothers and my job to clean up after them. To this day neither of us eat fresh figs.

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  6. This reminds me of the fig tree on my grandparent's property. They loved those figs.

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  7. Send some my way
    Lisa

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  8. That wade through the grass certainly paid off for you. I've never tasted fresh figs. Have only had dried ones. Must be a delight to the mouth for sure.

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  9. I love fresh figs also, I have a fig tree that produces two to three crops a year.

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  10. Dear Rick, like you, I love figs, but they are available here only toward Christmas when some of the grocery stores carry them--all packaged in a round. Yum! I envy you the trees. Peace.

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  11. Love figs, too.
    We have to share ours with the birds of the air.
    They seem to get first choice.....but that's OK.
    Plenty for all....

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    1. We leave the fruit at the top so that the birds get their share. We don't use any pesticides on any of our fruit trees so I think that's a factor too.
      There's nothing like fresh fruit right off the bush/vine/tree.

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    2. I agree, Rick....
      Fresh figs are delicious!

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  12. The figs sound delicious. Hope the new appendix does the trick.

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  13. I love figs, the dried out kind, are they the same off a tree?

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    1. I haven't had a dried out fig, but these fresh ones are scrumptious.

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  14. Best wishes with the lawn mower. Perhaps I should send Favorite Young Man to perform the surgery.

    Love,
    Janie

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  15. I haven't had fresh figs for way too long!!

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  16. Never seen a fig, never tasted a fig, so no idea what they are like

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