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We’re finally picking figs.

Normally we get two “seasons” of figs; summer and fall. Because figs are fancy schmancy, the summer crop of figs is called a Breba crop. The fall crop – the main crop – doesn’t get a fancy moniker though. It’s just “the main crop.”

Our fig trees really objected to this last winter, and didn’t really start growing until late. So we didn’t get the Breba crop this year. Fortunately, the main crop is producing nicely.

Fortunately, figs are very photogenic off the trees.

In case you want to plant some seeds, here is your reminder that you do NOT need an expensive set up. A tray, some cardboard, a bit of dirt and a handful of seeds. It’s not pretty, but it works very well. If you want to be a fancy pants, you can even label what you seeded.

We got the perennial sunflowers and goldenrod strapped down so you can, you know, drive out. Some of the goldenrod took exception to being confined and immediately broke out. Fortunately, they didn’t go far and we didn’t have to form a flower-hunt task force to find where they went.

Just in case the flowers do choose to run off, my dog decided she better up her training and pulled out a dumbbell last night to make sure her mouth and neck muscles are in top form.

As her tug-of-war partner, I can say her mouth and neck muscles are just fine. But far be it for me to dissuade her from keeping in shape.

Some seasonal inspiration:

Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Baby Bok Choy Salad with Sesame-Soy Vinaigrette 

Garlic Green Beans

Caprese Stuffed Acorn Squash

Baked Pears with Brown Sugar and Butter

Happy Eating!


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