A couple years ago, Kris and I planted a couple avocado trees in the yard. Unlike most of the green around this place, I have been unsuccessful in getting them to grow. Blueberries and avocados seem to thwart me. I can grow everything else as if it's from Jupiter, but those two things, I can't do shit with.
That these two trees are still alive is more a testament to their will to live than my ability to keep them alive.
So, with that said, imagine my surprise earlier this year when I found a number of small avocado buds on one of the trees.
Now, imagine my SHOCK when I found two larger avocados on the other tree. This time, they're large enough to have nubby outsides instead of the smooth ones they were when smaller. I find this fascinating.
You can be quite sure I'll be guarding these from the squirrels. Maybe with my BB gun and a flask of whiskey, sitting on my rocking chair on the back porch.
Oh wait, I don't have a back porch.