Fall is here!
Which means it’s time to step into my backyard and check on the progress of our first vegetable garden and first grove of fruit trees…..
Here we have a cute little corn husk.
Sure, it’s bright red.
Sure, it’s still 42 months away from ever being close to ripe.
But hey, we still love it.
And here we have the top of a carrot.
Now, I really, really love homegrown carrots.
So, I was holding out a lot of hope for these guys.
Until I actually picked one.
And here we have a little green apple.
Who’s been viciously attacked by….. something?
But don’t worry, it’s not alone.
There are about 30 other apples in the tree and on the ground that look just like it.
And here we have one of the lovely mystery fruits from the spring that I now believe (with your help!) are Asian pears.
And as you can see, they are doing splendidly!
The only thing is, we’re not sure how to tell when they’re ripe…..
The little Wooga man begs to pick one every time we go in the backyard.
So we do.
But after 53 consecutive non-ripe Asian pears, we finally pulled the plug on that tradition and started picking the neighbor’s fruit instead.
(Don’t worry, they gave us permission). :)
As for the other fruits in our grove…..
The cherries were picked, eaten and enjoyed long ago.
And the peaches suddenly (and sadly!) disappeared from their branches into thin air last month.
So, that leaves only one fruit left.
The other lovely mystery fruit that turned out to be plums.
Mmm, I love plums!
So let’s see how the plums are doing…..
Where are you?????
(to be continued…..)