Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Our Avocado Grove

Last year my husband and I purchased a 3 acre avocado grove next door to us. The property had been abandoned and was in foreclosure. What are we going to do with all these half dead avocado trees my husband asked me? We are going to nurse them all back and sell avocados I said! I went online and looked up how to care for avocado trees! Well, after lots of TLC it looks like my pipe dream is coming to reality! After a year of nursing these poor trees back to health, they are finally full of buds of hundreds of little avocados and the leaves are all green instead of brown!

Here are a few pictures I took today of some of the trees.

This is a vintage Smudge Pot! I have found 3 of them left on the property from the owners years ago. They are a oil burning device that is used to prevent frost on fruit trees. I have them in my garden as garden art! Aren't they fun looking??

I picked these yesterday off just one tree! Yum avocado dip for the Memorial Holiday weekend!

Here is a quick easy Avocado dip recipe!

3 ripe avocados

2-3 green onions, finely diced

1 medium tomato diced

Lime juice (I usually use 1/2 of lime)

1/2 cup chopped up Cilantro (optional)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Tabasco or hot sauce to taste (optional)

Cut avocados in half and scoop out. Throw pit away. Mash up in bowl with fork.
Add diced tomato, diced green onions and chopped Cilantro. Add salt and pepper, lime juice, and Tabasco or hot sauce to taste. Grab some Tortilla chips and enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I have not posted on my blog for a month now. My life has been so full. It's amazing how one little phone call can change someone's life. My Mother has recently had a stroke. I am so grateful for my Sister in sharing with me the responsibility of taking care of our Mom 24 hours a day.

I am dedicating this Pink Saturday post to my beautiful Mother who shares with me the love for beautiful PINK things around the house!

My Mom's Pink Flowered antique lamp over 60 years old!

Her Pink flowered china Tea Set This Pink flowered Plate belonged to my Grandmother. A Pink glass Decanter that was once a wedding gift to my parents

My Mother's vintage pink brooch

I always giggle when I look at this picture. My Mother hates my cat. I snapped this picture because I couldn't believe my mother was petting my cat. Right after I took this picture, evil kitty turned and bit my mom!

Thank you Mom for always being there for me. Now I have the opportunity to do for you what you have always done for me.

Be sure to go visit our hostess for Pink Saturday, Ms Beverly, at How Sweet the Sound!
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