Captain’s Log 6,123
New crop coming in!
I think it’s time for some fresh lemonade. The recent rains have really helped ripen this crop. They went from pale green to yellow in a matter of days. It is most definitely time to break out the juicer again.
Several weeks ago, it was the oranges.
Juiced with carrots for a lovely treat!
Citrus is one of the joys of living here. The flowers alone are worth it. The scent of orange and lemon blossoms is intoxicating! I am very glad they also attract lots of bees. I make an effort to have bee-friendly flowers everywhere. With so many bees dying, it seems like a good idea. Everything in my yard is 100% organic. I don’t use pesticides on anything. No rose dust. Nothing. It’s all natural and perfectly safe.
I had some bushes that attracted white fly. So I dug them up and threw them away and replaced them with small palm trees that don’t harbor those pests.
I drive by the Balboa Park rose garden almost every day on my way home from work. I was thinking about working as a volunteer gardener there when I retire.
They have three professional gardeners and a crew of 30-35 volunteers to keep the gardens looking lovely. I could really get into that!
The birds are ravenous this morning. It’s been so cold at night. I know that has a huge affect on the hummingbirds. Those wee guys need lots of extra fuel just to stay warm. I make their nectar solution a tiny bit stronger in the winter.