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Oh, Padron!

Garden update!

Climate change is making our fig tree crazy. I need to learn to make fig newtons. And fig jam. And fig+olive tapenade. And figgy pudding. And any other good figgy things that can be given away as gifts because, you know – there’s only so many figs two people can reasonably eat without really, really suffering consequences.

Just a few enormous figs I grabbed off the tree this past weekend. To make room for the 10,000 new green ones already trying to take their places...

Just a few enormous figs I grabbed off the tree this past weekend. To make room for the 10,000 new green ones already trying to take their places…

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Winter: Gross

For all you people who think we have it so good because we live in California and we aren’t experiencing winter right now, well…

It’s 24 degrees here tonight. It’s cold. It f#@%king sucks. Especially because inside a hundred-year-old-house in 24 degrees, it feels like, well – 24 degrees.

Here’s how we’re keeping warm:

Furry body heat!

Furry body heat!

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FRUIT UPDATE: June

It’s only the first day of summer, but it appears our backyard is already eager to produce food for us.

Last night we ate the first of our Santa Rosa plums. They were good — a little tart yet, but pretty darn good for food we ate off the DIRT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD.

Today I fed some to the contractors; they had no complaints.

And since we last pruned and inspected, things have taken on a surprising amount of shape and color. The fruit on our trees/vines/bushes is now all identifiable. See?

Grapes

Grapes!

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