Friday, October 31, 2008


I just brought in the fig harvest, folks.

That's right, the two little Negronne fig trees I planted in wine barrels three years ago have finally given me some ripe fruit. I don't think it would have happened had we not had crazy sunny weather through most of the month, but I won't complain. Last year I was so sure I was going to enjoy a bumper crop but the weather was not cooperative.

I'm crazy for figs and find myself unbecomingly envious of people who have huge trees that bear well. I'm sure that makes my Californian and Israeli readers laugh but just save it. While my harvest totaled exactly ten figs, it's enough reason to celebrate as far as I'm concerned.

1 comment:

shula said...

It most certainly is.

They look magnificent.

And you can tell your Californian and Israeli friends that in Melbourne they are about $10 a kilo.

A delicacy.

Unless you're Greek, in which case you have them falling off the tree in the back yard.