We’ve got two figs, one pear, two Japanese plums (loquats) and two peach trees. The pear didn’t produce anything this year although it looks quite lovely. The loquats were hit pretty hard by our late freezes this year so all the buds died before they even had a chance. I think we ended up with about 5 good loquats when they ripened. But both of the peaches and figs have lots of baby fruit on them. Now, apparently the figs won’t be ripe until later this summer but some of the peaches on one tree are starting to mature quite nicely. Unfortunately, we’re having a drought this year and watering is limited to very short periods of time so our fruit (and tomatoes) aren’t really getting enough water. I’m hoping that they can hang on with what little we give them until we can get some precipitation around here.
My youngest daughter’s 5th birthday was today. We’ve gotten into a tradition of doing some kind of family adventure for their birthdays, sort of like a mini, local vacation (or “daycation” as my girls like to call it). We went to the Bob Bullock Museum last year for Alexandra’s birthday. This year, their grandma from New Jersey was down visiting during Alex’ birthday so we did some sightseeing downtown, around the Alamo, etc.
Had to wait until after my eldest got home from school, which wasn’t easy. But the winners are:
Journal: Syeda, comment #162
Barry, the Grixie art doll: Sarahle, comment #131
Both winners have been emailed. If I don’t hear back from them by tomorrow night at 8p my time (Central), then I’ll draw new names.
Thanks everyone for participating!!