It Didn’t Just Happen to Me

At Flemington’s produce market this morning I felt for the fig growers.  Like me, their crop has suffered from the rain and storm but the show must go on so their Brown Turkeys turned up with their faces split into grimaces.



January 1, 2016

This place was deserted when we were here on January 1, but the buzz is back.   I’ve almost forgotten the joy of dodging forklift trucks and shopping trolleys carrying cross eyed kids.  It was crowded but I prefer it to the forlorn sight on New Year’s Day.


He looks like he’d never seen another cross eyed person before




About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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18 Responses to It Didn’t Just Happen to Me

  1. Great photos! Our figs were pathetic this year. Hopefully that means next year’s crop will be bumper :)

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    • Mary Tang says:

      I hope you do get a good crop next season. I still have plenty of figs on the trees but they’ve taken some battering from the rain and storms so who knows. At least those that I’ve managed to pick were delicious. :)

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  2. wfdec says:

    So can split figs be dried or do you make them into jam? They looked so tasty!

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  3. Laurie Graves says:

    Looks like a happy, bustling place, despite the split figs. I wonder how well they sold.

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  4. taphian says:

    these photos are “delicious”. Wish we had fresh figs here. The little boy is funny. Have a nice day, Mary, cheers Mitza

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  5. Your posts are always a joy to read dear Mary!! Love the last picture 😂

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  6. Poor fig growers. I hope they sold. Loved ‘cross-eyed kids’.

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