Friday, December 9, 2011

What a nice surprise!

Two years ago I bought a small Meyer Lemon Tree at Lowes in the Fall. I nurtured the tree by putting it outside when it was warm and bringing the tree in when it got colder. I moved it from the townhouse we were in to the house we are now renting. It got wonderful smelling flowers on it at the townhouse and then produce about 13 little lemons! After a while there were only 4 lemons that decided they were going to prosper. Tonight I went to get some iced tea for John and I for dinner and realized there weren't any store bought lemons left. I looked at the lemons on the tree and one of them was ready to be picked. Now mind you I have been waiting 8 months for these lemons to mature so I could pick them! Tonight this one lemon was just ripe enough. I cut it up and it was really, really juicy and it tasted wonderful! There really is nothing like your very own lemon!
Here is the luscious first lemon off the tree.

Here is the lemon on the cutting board-look at all the juice!!

The bowl I started to put the cut up lemon in was just big enough to hold all the lemon.

The next lemon that will be ripe is about twice the size of this one!! The other 2 are about the same size. The lemon seems to be full of juice and doesn't taste bitter like the ones from the store. I might even buy another tree!

6 comments:

Jace said...

That is so cool! That makes me want my own lemon tree. :) Thanks for sharing.

Low Tide High Style said...

That is a nice surprise. Sounds like you'll be making something else, like pie, with your other lemons very soon! I may have to look into getting a tree too, they look delicious!

Kat :)

Kay said...

We have a couple of Meyer lemon trees here in Hawaii and they produce a ton of fruit so we're always giving them away since we don't really know what to do with them. It's the one fruit that seems to do well. My brother thinks the fruit is a bit too sweet at times. Reeeeally? I don't think so. It's great in my iced water.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm so jealous!! They wouldn't do well at my house in the snowy north. My parents have them in Arizona though and I love tasting the fresh, homegrown lemons when I visit. I'm so glad you're enjoying the fruits of your labor ;-)

jenclair said...

What a nice surprise and reward for your efforts!

Florence and Mary said...

How satisfying for you!

Victoria xx


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!