Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Orange Tree House

Blair is getting better at riding her bike, and now that the weather is nice, we go out and about quite often.

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When we were riding last week, I noticed some sort of fruit trees in the backyard of an empty house. They looked super interesting, so we walked over to check them out.

It turns out that there is some sort of orange tree – the oranges are super small and so sour they turn your mouth inside out! – and what I’ve now found is a loquat tree. There is also a fig tree ;).

Now when we ride, Blair wants to go to “the Orange Tree House.” And this child eats loquats!

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I read on wikipedia that they taste like a tangy mixture of peach, mango, and citrus, and that just about hits the nail on the head. They are quite yummy! I guess they are just about to the end of their “season” because they are getting overripe. Blair is going to be sad, but there is one other mystery tree that is blooming.

I have enjoyed teaching Blair about different plants and trees, so we’ll have to watch it to see what happens!

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