Do you have any idea how many ten quintillion is? If you divided it among all the people of the planet, your personal allocation would be 1.6 billion. If your 1.6 billion were grains of rice, it would come to 55,000 pounds. Picture it: the number of grains of rice in 55,000 pounds for each […]
Whoever coined the phrase, “I don’t give a fig,” wasn’t from around here. I’m thinking it was someone from Greece, or maybe Provence. Someplace where figs grow in abundance, and the language spoken is mellifluous enough to make “I don’t give a fig” sound much better than it does in English. If you ever hear […]
Our figs began to ripen just as we got heavy rain, and several of them split right on the tree. They were good, but not great. A little bland, not sweet enough. Still, we grew figs!
Last year, our fig harvest consisted of exactly one fig. Our friend Alison happened to be visiting when it ripened, so we split it three ways. This year, our Brown Turkey fig tree has twelve figs on it. Although we expect to lose some to varmint or mishap, this year’s crop should still be multiples […]