Maybe you've noticed we love tropical fruit farms and fruit trees? Our little tropical backyard is growing and we're all ready (especially that marlowe) for some more fruit to grow. So far (for tropical fruits) we've got mangoes, miracle fruit, dragon fruit, passion fruit, granadilla, and an assortment of citrus. We're ready-ready! It's funny, because I've never been a big fruit lover (other than strawberries and mangoes), but just like anything else, the more you eat it, the more you want it.
2009 / 2008
Alex and I have had that fruit finding (and tasting) itch together since long before Marlowe popped into the picture. We had memberships to gardens and explored farms often. It's nice after all these years (apart and together) to have that passion unchanged. We still are... well, nerds of tropical fruit.
My sister in law mentioned a documentary she was watching and how we might like it. When she mentioned homestead, FL and a mango auction and I was like "HEY! We were there!!" and excitedly found the documentary for Alex and I to watch. We spent a night without Marlowe watching the documentary and the morning looking up more interesting fruit....and if you checked out the rest of the day.... buying more trees!
from our mango farm visits on father's day
I laugh when I see some of the older couples, in movies and at the farms we visit---- they're so in love with exploring fruit together and part of all the rare and tropical fruit associations. I laugh because, well, I know it's going to be us one day... retired, traveling for food (hopefully, thats the dream anyway), and tickling our passionfruit plants to pollinate them. Nerds, I tell you.
from the backyard tree of my tiny old home. big tree/ tiny home.
And these last two images are from the mango festival we visited last year with the mango auction! (marlowe's dress)
It's probably the sweetest thing in the world to hear your three year old ask if the passionfruit are ready to eat or if she can pick a miracle fruit to have with a lime. Magical, really.
Well, if you're stuck in the rain or snow this weekend... and you're into documentaries and/or nerdy farm/tree/plant things, you might enjoy renting/watching/buying/making fun of The Fruit Hunters. We liked it (a lot). They have it book form too and it's on Netflix! Also, if this sounds review-y like, it's totally not. Just another thing I geek out about, I thought you might like, and I wanted to share ;) Have a great weekend, everyone!