Yea! This is the big catch!
My picking partner, Esther, John's cousin, climbed the tree. Look she is wearing heals. Fortunately for me, she did not want a single one to go to waste.
I got:40 pounds of grapefruit. I weighed it when I got home. Irma did not want to use any of them. I took all I could except for what her other visitors wanted before they flew out. This juice is delicious. I will be drinking lots of freshly squeezed grape fruit juice in the upcoming days. if grape fruit juice helps you lose weight, I will know. I have plenty. I did not climb the tree. Esther got it all. My job was to wash and juice.
20 pounds of lemon. The are big huge sweet lemon. I would have taken more but Irma uses lemon everyday and stopped me from picking all. I am using lemon nearly everyday, too. My boys love it!
10 pounds of tangerine These have many seeds so I've juiced most of them already. They are delicious. The boys love the juice.
4 passion fruits and a passion fruit plant. :) Where will I plant this?
Lots of bay leaves. Yep, she has a big, huge bay bush in her yard.
In Green Smoothie Girls 12 steps to better nutrition, this would be step 5, plant your own garden. See my last container garden post (my garden has taken off since then). If you can't plant your own garden or have everything, she suggests to share one. I'm not sure I am sharing, maybe happily taking. I have posted before about some of the other steps and I will mark them with a "12 steps" label.
One more interesting tree in Irma's yard: a pomgranite tree. Isn't the little pomegranite cute? Next year I hope this has tons of fruit!