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It pays to be a good neighbor

Post  bnoles on 7/17/2013, 10:06 am

Our gardens have produced so well that we have had plenty for sharing with our 85 year old neighbor lady next door.  Yesterday she called and said that her fig tree was sagging from overload and I could come pick all I wanted.  I did not even know that she had a fig tree and all I could think of was how good some fig preserves would be.

I thanked her and told her I would be over this morning and pick what I needed.  I also told her that I would love to share some canned preserves with her, but she was quick to inform me that she did not like figs in and form or fashion and in the past just let the birds have them.  I guess she meant it about picking all I wanted.

With my yellow harvest basket in hand, I headed over and picked as much as I could find ripe and reachable.  Looks like there is still a lot yet to ripen over the next few days, so I hope to return for more.  It pays to be a good neighbor, at least in my case. Very Happy 

I'll post the end results over in the canning section when I finish processing these.


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Post  Windmere on 7/17/2013, 12:25 pm

Hey Bob,

Nice haul!  My family and I love figs.  When we lived in California, our neighbors across the street had a fig tree.  Since we had a large avocado tree, we traded quite a bit.

Enjoy your bounty and please do keep us up-to-date regarding your adventures in canning.

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Post  bnoles on 7/17/2013, 12:33 pm

Hi Wind,

I think that growing up in CA is where I developed my love for both figs and avocados also. People that don't enjoy these are sure missing something in their life.


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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/17/2013, 12:42 pm

@bnoles wrote:Hi Wind,

I think that growing up in CA is where I developed my love for both figs and avocados also. People that don't enjoy these are sure missing something in their life.


Hated avocados when I was a kid growing up in an orchard property that had two huge ones. Suddenly found myself loving them shortly after we moved.
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Post  llama momma on 7/17/2013, 12:52 pm

Wow, fresh figs.  Sounds So exotic. My only experience to this day (with 5 decades of living) is out of a bag of fig newtons, which I love! 
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Post  bnoles on 7/17/2013, 2:30 pm

@llama momma wrote:Wow, fresh figs.  Sounds So exotic. My only experience to this day (with 5 decades of living) is out of a bag of fig newtons, which I love! 
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LOL.... reminds me of a good laugh we had with my oldest grandson a few years ago. He is one of those kids who won't eat anything but bacon, fried chicken, steak and pop tarts. We bought as bag of fig newton's for me to snack on and when he came over I thought I would see if I could get him to try one. I layed one out and and proceeded to "encourage" him to give it a try. After very careful examination he asked me if it was a "mini" pop tart and stretching the truth I told him that I was pretty sure it was. He took a big bite and began chewing, he chewed and chewed and chewed, giving it his all knowing full well that he had been duped by his ole Grumpa. He must have chewed that bite for 5 minutes before he finally go it down with his glass of milk. I was laughing so hard that I nearly rolled out of the chair I was sitting on. To this day we still have a laugh when we think back on that one or "fig newton" is mentioned.

Thanks for the reminder Gina lol! 

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Post  sanderson on 7/17/2013, 6:53 pm

Priceless! Very Happy 
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