While Mr. Weekly Bite has been getting the inside of our house in tip top shape, M & I have been having all sorts of fun discovering new things in our backyard. When we first bought the house we noticed only a few fruit trees. After taking a closer look, we’ve been pleasantly surprised with our discoveries. Here are some pics of our “fruitful” backyard 😉
There are so many lemons on this tree! Time to start making some lemonade 🙂
I can’t wait for these to ripen and make all sorts of deliciousness 🙂
We were so excited to discover this pomegranate tree! When we first noticed it, there was one over ripe pomegranate hanging on the tree and lots of blooms. For some reason, all the blooms are falling and no fruit is producing 🙁 Anyone know how to take care of a pomegranate tree?
This is the largest rosemary bush I have ever seen. If anyone needs rosemary, feel free to stop buy 😉
Words cannot express how excited we are about this tree! We initially thought it was another lime tree, then discovered a tag attached to the base of the tree with the name and care instructions. So exciting 🙂
We think these are blueberries. Mr. Weekly Bite won’t let me taste one for obvious reasons, but after googling and doing a little research, we’re pretty sure these are blueberries. Yay!
Lots of limes are coming off this tree! I see lots of turbinado lime coolers in my near future. After this baby is born those will change to margaritas 😉
I love grapefruits… really, I do… but the amount of grapefruits we have is a bit overwhelming. This picture is only of half the tree, we’ve got a whole lot more on the other half. Anyone have a good grapefruit recipe? I need all the help I can get 😉
That’s all we’ve discovered so far. We’ll keep you posted on any new discoveries!
I feel horrible about not seeing you yet- life has been rather busy around here & now I’ve got the kiddo out of school. Have you moved in already? Can’t believe you have all of these wonderful things in your backyard. So jealous! I’d be weary of the blueberries though… never heard of anyone having those around here!
How exciting to have all those fruit trees in your own backyard! What a great experience for M to be able to pick fresh fruit everyday! Enjoy!!!!! Glad you are all settling into your new home…love seeing all the pictures!
Did M age 3 years when you moved 3 time zones away? She looks so grown up in that picture!! I’m very jealous of all the great trees in your yard – it makes me want to visit even more than I did before. First chance I get after our second kids are born, you’ll find me picking fruit in your backyard. 🙂
HI Lori! No need to feel bad… I know we’ll see each other soon 🙂
Becky – we need to start planning a girls weekend 🙂
that is quite that garden! what wonderful things to grow.
Can I have your backyard?! Pretty pretty pretty please?!
You really do have a fruitful back yard… wow! Our favorite ways to enjoy grapefruit are broiled (http://joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/01/broiled-grapefruit.html) and in this delightful pink grapefruit cake (http://joyinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2010/04/pink-grapefruit-cake.html).
I’ve also heard, but have not tried, that you can make grapefruit jam/preserve. Combos include cranberry grapefruit, honey or vanilla grapefruit marmalade, orange-lemon-grapefruit, strawberry grapefruit, grapefruit ginger, cherry grapefruit and blueberry grapefruit!
Enjoy the fruits! Can’t wait to see what you make 🙂
Ohmygoodness, what an INCREDIBLE yard!! You won’t go hungry there! I’ll be sure to stop by for a margarita or grapefruit if I’m ever in SD 😉
That is amazing! All of that home grown produce is gorgeous, you are so lucky:-)
Wow I am so jealous of all your trees! Especially all the citrus and the figs! Oh my goodness, yum! We have plums and apricots and some nut trees here, but I would so love to have citrus trees. So beautiful 😀
I am so jealous !! What wonderful things you have growing in your yard !!! …and I thought I was sylin’ with my lemon tree and thyme plant HEHE
Holy smokes it’a like you live on an orchard!
Oh my Estela, that reminds me of our backyard in Ben Bolt; we had Tangerines,Oranges,Grapefruits,Lemons,Peaches,Pomegranates,Plums,Mangos,Grapes; and a Pecan tree that never did….Sounds like a terrific backyard.. Homesick…
Holy Cow!!! How amazing is that!!!
Wait, have I missed on something? Are you not in DC anymore? So jealous of the trees!
Amazing fruit you have! I’m SO jealous of your backyard!
Nour – we moved to San Diego a few weeks ago 🙂
The house I lived in when I was pregnant with Skylar in the University Heights area of San Diego had trees just like that! It was from the 1920s and the lemon tree was the size of a rockerfellar center xmas tree. HUGE!!!!
Enjoy all that fruit and I’d love to come over and take leftovers off your hands 🙂
This is amazing! Enjoy it! 🙂
I saw this and thought of you since you have rosemary and lemon in your backyard! 🙂
Of course, San Diego. Can’t have those trees here in DC. Good luck in your new adventure!
I want to move in with you! That is an amazing amount of finds in your yard!
This is amazing! I am so excited for your fruitful bounty! 🙂
Those are such fun discoveries- and M looks like she’s having a blast!
You need to open a farm stand in your backyard. So jealous!!
This recipe for a black bean, quinoa and citrus salad would be a great use for some of those lovely grapefruits, had to share! http://www.eatliverun.com/black-bean-quinoa-and-citrus-salad/
What amazing discoveries! You have an awesome backyard 🙂 I’d love access to all that fresh produce!
Amazing, wish my backyard had all of that!
Here are a couple of grapefruit ideas:
*Cut the grapefruit in half, sprinkle with brown sugar, and broil, you’ll have Grapefruit Brulee!
*You can make a salad with spinach, grapefruit segments, and avocado, serve with a poppy seed dressing
Thanks for the recipe ideas Lee!! 🙂
Jealous doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings on all that fresh produce being in your backyard!!!