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Saturday, September 26, 2009

For want of a fig

Back towards 1980, I got the notion to plant a Black Turkey Fig tree in my mother's backyard. It grew a little, and then my brother mowed it over with the lawn mower.

After my brother moved, the fig returned, very bushy. I was living far away by then, and the fig did it's figgy business by itself.

My brother now owns the house. He mows around the tree, which is laden with figs every year that only the birds and worms eat.

I have never had a fig off this tree. Maybe next year. Figs are one of my fave.

They remind me of my grandparents who had a fig tree growing beside the hen house.

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