Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Be Fruitful and Multiply

In addition to the vegetable garden, we have several fruit trees on our property. In the back yard are lemon, orange and grapefruit trees, and in the front is a cherry plum.

The cherry plum produces delicious little fruits—just way too many of them! The tree is pretty tall, so we can't reach most of the fruit. It ends up falling on the ground—or on my car, which I have to park in the driveway under that tree.

It's been a particularly fruitful year, so my poor car has been bombarded with sticky purple plums. Over the weekend, we cleaned up the driveway and picked or knocked down as many as we could, but the next day my car was covered again.

Sigh. The previous owners didn't think that through when they planted the darn thing!

Sadly, I'm afraid the tree is going to have to go. Erik said he saw it leaning a few times in the wind, and I don't want it falling down on my car!

For the time being, though, I have some yummy little plums to enjoy:

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