Ninja Man proclaimed the figs were ready.
This is always a welcome proclamation at Six Little Acres. The fig “bushes” are actually trees at this point, and they are very mature and healthy.
We also have a pear tree or two. The pears are often deer food, so we have yet to gather many. I think ours are Kieffer pears, which are best for preserves. I keep saying next year, next year, but I keep missing out on gathering them. The deer, however, don’t miss a beat.
The blueberry bushes must have been started years ago along with the fig bushes because they too, are huge producers.
Our daughter used to keep up with these things but since she and her family moved it’s up to us.
Here’s how I keep up:
Me: “How about the blueberries? Think they are ready?”
NM: “Probably.” (That’s Ninja Man’s answer for lots of things I ask.)
Too lazy to put on my snake boots, I admit I forgot to follow up with the blueberries in question.
I came home from knit group this afternoon and found he had gone out and picked some of the blueberries AND figs. They are DELISH, y’all!
There is an estimated gazillion more, so as soon as it cools off I’ll go out there in snake boots and pick ALL THE THINGS!
Enjoy the pix, we will be making stuff and freezing the rest. If we are successful, I’ll share that too.
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My daughter is enthusiastic about all things organic, home grown and healthy. She is the one watching Six Little Acres for all the edibles that are starting to ripen.
Let’s start with these. Little wild cherries from a tree in the yard. Here’s what she posted about them: “We harvested wild cherries, I cooked them down with cinnamon, allspice and a little cardamom then added honey and we have wild cherry syrup to add to soda water or pancakes or whatever we like!” She is a master in the kitchen – and trust me, I’m great at the drive thru so she got this talent from her grandmothers and aunts.
Besides wild cherries, she has found fruity blooms on our pear tree, figs, blueberry, muscadine, scuppernong and a raspberry we thought was mower mulch as someone zoomed over them right after planting last summer.
Figs a week later:
Old fashioned canning pears.
Wild cherry blueberries Baby Wren with blueberries raspberries with Sir Winston Poops A Lot. And this.
Y’all there are chickens. Five, plus a rooster. Daughter and the FSIL come with their chikkin wranglers to care for them each day. And you know what? Those chickens are giving back like only chickens can. Aren’t they just beautiful?
And I almost forgot: pecans! We have three pecan trees that will be bearing nuts this fall!
Ohhhh the blessings we shall gather at Six Little Acres. We are pretty excited!
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