What a great year for oranges! We got such a giant crop and it was fabulous and they are delicious and sweet and juicy. We filled a bunch of baskets and bowls, a giant bucket and even gave away a few bags! I feel so accomplished growing them in my very own backyard. With the oranges, the grapes and limes, we could make a fruit salad...that is if the lime tree would actually produce and it wouldn't be a very good fruit salad, but STILL! :) Maybe next year I'll get a pomegranate tree to round things out a bit.
In other growing news, I FINALLY planted some pretty flowers and plants in the backyard and we added a drip so they will hopefully continue to live through the blasted summer. I have been determined to make the backyard a little more appealing this year. I want to be able to look out my window and see beauty. We also planted some tomatoes, carrots, oregano, mint and basil in a very mini garden. I keep putting off trying a garden because of not-so-perfect conditions and I just decided I needed to do it and quit thinking about it.
The plants only get morning sun and all afternoon shade so I am really hoping they make it. I have a section of dirt between my patio and grass that I would love to fill with plants, flowers and herbs. I got a good start on it this year and I'll continue to add to it this fall and going forward.
Hooray for not being pregnant and sick. I have soooo much energy and I'm excited to be doing the projects I've been planning for about a year. It is amazing. I can move and eat and work and be so productive. I love it to pieces!