The Fruit From Our Tree

There were crazy-high winds yesterday while we were out and we arrived home to find our lemon tree resting its branches close to the earth.

It has been bearing a lot of fruit lately; like - take it to the Farmer's Market and sell it - amounts of fruit! Luckily the branches haven't snapped; but they lay draped over the fountain as if pleading that we remove the weight of the fruit from them. I complied as best I could.

When I look at the harvest of lemons sitting just inside our backdoor, I can't help but to think of "Bubba" from Forest Gump...

and everything you can make with lemons (not to mention the many uses around the house and for health!)

After all, you can bake them, boil them, slice them. There's Lemon Garlic Shrimp, Lemon Chicken, Lemon Herb Turkey,Lemon Garlic Bread, Lemon Garlic Salmon, Lemon Dill Salmon, Lemon Marinade, Lemon Coleslaw,Lemon Filled Brioche, Lemonade, Creamy Lemon Pie, Fresh Lemon Curd, Lemon Cheesecake, Lemon Poppyseed Scones, Lemon Bread, Lemon Cookies, Lemon Squares, Lemon Frosting, Lamb Shanks in Lemon Sauce, Lemon and Apple Marmalade, Lemon and Herb Butter, Lemon and Mustard Dressing, Lemon Bars, Lemon Cake, Sweet Lemon Bread, Lemon Cupcakes, Lemon Smoothie, Lemon Pudding Cake, Lemon Ice Cream, Lemon Sorbet, Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Mousse...

Well you get the idea.

And there's still more to be harvested!
Yes, if you live near by, feel free to call me and come take some lemons.
The tree man is coming tomorrow to care for the sad, low-leaning tree so get some lemons while you can!


Anonymous said...

Holy cow that is a LOT of lemons. I used to use lemon to lighten my hair. You can add that to the list. They look so beautiful all gathered up like that.

Christina said...

Seeing all those lemons is making my mouth water! Wow, what a bounty. Wish I were close enough to come load up. :o)

Unknown said...

Oh Bubba! Totally made me laugh today...our lemon tree is flowering again, so I think we'll have some more in the summer, but we didn't get nearly as many as we had in the past. I'm bumming...the girls love to make lemonade!

Maybe we can finally get together and we'll take some off of your hands! :-)

Kat said...

What gorgeous fruit! How lucky you are!

And I love the Bubba reference. Too funny. :)

ELK said...

are you feeling better?
that is a beautiful crop!!

Cara said...

I so wish I live near by, I pay way to much for lemons where I'm at and use them all the time. My kid eats lemons like others eat oranges. I think it's an Italian thing cause my father-in-law does it too.
They look so good!

Stacy said...

Awww...your poor tree! Yes, take care of that tree. It obviously bears more than enough fruit for you, so maybe a bit of pruning would help it out. Great pics of your lemons! I would definitely take some off your hands if I were near. Rubarb lemonade is so yummy (and a bit yummier when mixed with a bit of vodka from the freezer ;) )

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