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Sundays with Jared – Crown of Thorns

Every Sunday, my friend’s son Jared comes to help me in the garden.  Only thirteen, Jared  is already six inches taller than me and as anyone vertically challenged would tell you, an elevation of six inches is helpful indeed. Today I … Continue reading

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Bitter as Wine

A fig can turn to wine all by itself.  When you split it you can tell if it’s fermented – the smell of liquor hits you before it runs down your arm.  I don’t find a fermented fig appetising and … Continue reading

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Figs and Figs and Figs

I have ten varieties of figs and I am eating the fruit from three of them at the moment.  The relentless heatwave (29ºC at night; high 30s in the day) has hastened the ripening so I am picking more fruit … Continue reading

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