The excitement of fresh figs...

Our figs
Our figs

Being born and bred in Sydney and living there nearly all my life, I have found it surprising how much I enjoy living in the country.  Today, I walked down to our fig tree to pick some figs for the guests' breakfast.  It is such a huge satisfaction to put food on the table that we have produced ourselves. Mind you, the fig tree, like the quince, pear, apple and plum trees have been here a lot longer than us and, apart from pruning them, we do very little....

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