We are starting to get a few fruits ready to eat off our new trees. It is a learning experience as far as how long to let them sit. I want to leave them long enough to ripen just right, but it seems that the birds don’t mind so much and start to pick at them before they are ready. :/ I can’t wait until we have more than we can eat and don’t mind sharing with our winged friends, but with only a dozen apricots on each tree I am not feeling in a generous mood.


The plum tree will not be giving us any fruit this year I believe and that is alright with me for now. These things take time. Our figs however are going to be super producers! There are already so many baby figs growing. Each branch is just popping with fruit.


We have also had an unexpected growth in our front yard. Russell transplanted a rose bush from the back and when he put it out front he added some of our compost we have been working on for a few years. Almost immediately something started growing next to it. I assumed it was a weed because it grew so quickly, but when we were told it looked like a member of the squash family we decided to let it grow and see what happened. We eat lots of zucchini and yellow squash so parts are constantly thrown into the compost. We’d love to have some home grown veggies, especially with so little effort put in. I have not found it very easy to identify our plant by the leaves or flowers, but man alive this thing is out of control.

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I am guessing it is actually a pumpkin based on it’s size and the size of the leaves.

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Look at how it has taken over the poor rose bush!

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I guess time will tell what, if anything, will grow for us.