|Just a hop skip and a jump from the house|
I have in mind some more Oleander and some more citrus trees and perhaps some almonds too since the blossom in spring is just wonderful to see and to smell. It's also that time of year again - the figs have mostly all dried and dropped from the trees and already we have seen bags of figs being delivered to the cooperative.
We have gathered most of ours up but we still have to sort them and bag them and then we wait for the phone call (its done in alphabetical order) to tell us when to take them down. The car is weighed with the bags in and then offloaded and weighed again. We never know how much we are going to get for the figs... perhaps no one knows but I suspect we are ignorant of a lot of what goes on due to our limited language abilities but its a nice surprise when money turns up in your bank account after you have forgotten all about it. But don't get too excited, its never that much money.
And after all the hard work raking and sorting and bagging the figs... there is nothing quite like a dip in the pool!