Well, after posting my last entry, Kevin and I took Frankie for a walk up the driveway to our entrance gate. We have to make a point of walking her now or she would happily lounge on the couch all day. She's getting lazy in her old age. Anyway, as we walked by our little orchard, we noticed one of our avocado trees was full of fruit. This tree has never bore fruit while we've been living here (3 years), so what a surprise to receive such bounty. Most of the avocado trees on the property were almost dead when we first arrived. We nearly chopped them all down, but we decided to see if we could revive them with organic fertilizer and organic pesticides. Kevin pruned them right back and we added lots of natural compost, too, then waited.
This particular tree has exceeded all expectation... the fruits are perfectly shaped with shiny skin. They look so amazing. We will let them ripen and within a few days they'll be ready to eat. Yum!! We LOVE avocados and there's enough on that tree to feed us every day for quite awhile. I was so excited, I just had to share... I couldn't wait for next week's blog.