Saturday, June 28, 2008

Season of Eden, Revisited

With temps back to normal and the pressure of the driving test gone, I am finally settling into Ranch Life again.

It will be a while before the newly planted veggies are ready, but we are right in the middle of berry season and the stone fruits are on their way. (All except the cherries, which are basically over: either there wasn't much fruit this year or they got eaten by the birds. It was disappointing for me, because these were fabulous tasting cherries.)

The peaches and nectarines are ripening nicely -- all of the trees look like they are doing better this year -- and the apricots will be ready any day now. Plus, the loquat tree which never gave any fruit is covered in clusters of small orange globes. Biwa, as they are called in Japan, are a short-seasoned delicacy but I don't think I've ever seen any for sale in the States. Maybe they don't travel well. Our loquats have thicker and waxier skin than the biwa of Japan, but also have a bigger flavor.

It's great to be getting into the Season of Eden once again.

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