Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Peek-a-boo! I see you!

We have an orange tree in our backyard. The kids just love to climb it, because the branches are fairly low to the ground.

Within the past few weeks, the tree has been showing signs of producing oranges. For the most part, they have been small and green. But, just recently, it has begun bursting with sweet, juicy oranges!

There are so many that the branches hang down low from the heavy weight... some branches dangling just inches off the ground. The children have taken it upon themselves to be the "Official Orange Pickers". They must pick a dozen every day or two... and still there are so many more on that tree that we don't know what to do with!!!

There is no way for us to eat them all before they go bad, so the kids have started getting very creative and using their imaginations.

R usually likes to pretend she is selling them at a market, and gets B and H to "buy" some from her.

B, on the other hand, tends to get a little more physical with them (as a true boy would). He likes to use them as baseballs and play target practice. (we, of course, make him clean up the mess afterwards). :o)

All in all, we have our very own, built-in entertainment center in the backyard! It provides hours of citrus-smelling fun!
Fresh squeezed orange juice, anyone? :o)


Misty Burns said...

that is awesome about the orange tree!great pics

Juliette said...

Oranges, yum! I love fresh fruit from the tree; it tastes so different than store bought! You are lucky. There are no words to describe fresh squeezed orange juice.

Bronie said...

looks like satsuma season here in LA/MS. yummy goodness!

The growing Adkinson family said...

yummy!! Looks like you will be supplied for a while. :)