We have a lone avocado tree in our yard. This year it had one avocado. We watched it and with the freezing temps we were having we decided to pick it. It was still hard as a rock. The other day I checked it and it was perfectly ripe.
I just wish they got ripe the same time as the tomatoes.
I wore my gardening gloves when I was picking it. But, I being a hardhead. I thought I was stronger than nettle so I didn't go get gloves. I thought I could make myself believe that pain was just a state of mind. Duh, it isn't. My hands are still messed up. They looked last night like I had put them in boiling water. I got the nettle cut up and I put them in the food dryer. After the nettle dried I bagged it up. I tried to make tea with it but it was so yucky. I threw the whole bag in the trash. Next time I want nettle tea, I will buy it. Not to mention what a mess. I guess I am not Euell Gibbons.
I got my Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog yesterday.
What a lovely catalog. I would love to order every single seed they have.
I just wanted to stop by and say hi.
I wish you the best,
"His Father left in a desperate search for work. The food supply diminished until all that was left was a few pinto beans and a single egg, which no one would eat. Euell then a teen aged and one of four children, took a nap sack one morning and left for the Horizon mountains. He came back with puff ball mushrooms, pinion nuts, and fruit of yellow prickly pear. For nearly a month, the family lived wholly on what he provided." Anonymous, on Euell Gibbons.