Monday, October 19, 2009

Brown Turkey Figs…

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This is my Brown Turkey Fig Tree…I’m ashamed…I have something on my conscience…I have to confess this publicly…I had a tree full of figs this summer and I didn’t do a thing with them…I ate some, but I didn’t make Fig Jam or Fig Chutney or any other fig dish…I’m sorry…but I sure have fat and happy birds and squirrels…that eases my conscience ….a little…I’m sorry, I promise I’ll do better next year!!!
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It has these gorgeous huge leaves that are just a little tinged by the frost…still beautiful…
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It still has a few figs that haven’t ripened and won’t get to ripen because of the frost…
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The leaves are beautiful, I’ve seen bloggers who use them to decorate a beautiful dish that they created…not me…I’m sorry…I’ll do better next year!!!
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An empty bird’s nest wearing a dried fig and some bugs…I could say that I didn’t want to disturb it, but I’d be dishonest, I didn’t know it was there before I took these pictures, I’m sorry I’ll do better next year!!!
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A wasp thinks he owns this tree…I’m sorry I’ll do better next year!!!
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The Brown Turkey Fig Tree did so well this year…I didn’t, I’m sorry, I’ll do better next year!!!

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40 comments:

  1. I'm not a 'fig' person, Becky... SO--if I had a fig tree, the critters would enjoy the figs and not me. I don't even like Fig Newtons. ha

    Neat pictures.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. I have such fond memories of picking figs with my grandmothers, each had the most impressive fig trees in Southwest Louisiana. Through your gorgeous photos I was reminded of a sweet and simple time with them that was long forgotten, not to mention their delicious fig jam! :-)

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  3. Fig ah row
    Fig ah row
    Fig ah row

    Always did love that song.

    DI

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  4. I have never heard of a Turkey Fig before. You really do learn something new everyday! Beautiful up close pics : )

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  5. So sorry to hear about that, but there's always next harvest!

    I am glad the critters enjoyed them.

    Ebie's Outdoor Wednesday.

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  6. What beautiful fig photos! I'm feeling the same guilt about my pomegranite tree, I haven't done a thing with the fruit. Oh well, at least they're lovely to look at!

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  7. A brown turkey fig is new to me, so thanks for the pictures. I think it was nice of you to provide so much food for the birds and other critters.

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  8. God doesn't let things go to waste. Plus, you enjoyed the view.

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  9. I love your stunning photographs of the animals that have enjoyed your fig tree. I think they are very grateful that you let them have it all to themselves this year.

    Bets wishes, NM.

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  10. Fantastic photos... and I have something to admit too... I have never even HAD a fresh fig! I wouldn't know what to do with it! I know... shame on me... Perhaps you should send me some next year.
    Happy ODW ;)
    ~Really Rainey~

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  11. Lovely photos! And I'll bet that all the critters hope you DON'T do better next year lol. Happy Outdoor Wednesday. Kathy

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  12. NO fig trees in this area that I know of. Loved the photos. Don't feel bad about feeding the wildlife, they have to eat, too! I have years and plants like that. There's always next year.

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  13. Figs....yum!!!!

    Mine today is the Annual Jazz Festival in town. Come by if you can. CLICK HERE

    Have a glorious Wednesday.

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  14. Great pictures. I love the one with the nest. We'll be looking for that fig jam next year. LOL
    Blessings,
    Rebekah

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  15. What gorgeous photos. There's a bit of a haunting atmosphere about that empty nest :-). There'll be another year for the jam. Have a great week and enjoy Outdoor Wednesday.

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  16. Oh what wonderful memories you brought back to me. My grandmother had a beautiful fig tree and she made the most wonderful goodies from all the figs. Her fig bars were my favorite. Definitely not Fig Newtons!

    Well, even if you did not utilize your figs to their full potential, at least you have some fat and happy critters!

    ~ Tracy

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  17. Your photos are great. I'm glad that at least your wildlife is benefiting from your figs.

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  18. neat tree...love all the secrets that it is hiding.

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  19. Wish I could have been thee with you. The figs would not have been wasted. I love them. Fig preserves are my very favorite.

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  20. I've planted two fig trees and both died...;(
    We did get some from some friends and they sat in the fridge for awhile until I felt so guilty I couldn't stand it, so I bought some strawberries, mixed them with the figs and made jam....yummy jam....:-)

    Happy OW!!

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  21. Well since we're confessing...I had a whole tree of pears that I did absolutely nothing with either!! Great shots of the fig tree and all the parts of it and visitors to it :0)

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  22. I've never seen a fig tree... interesting. Just buy some fig newtons and don't stress... I'm all for EASY!

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  23. Beautiful pictures. So, if I snatch some figs from your tree, you're okay with that? LOL

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  24. Becky, the way I look at it is... it's your tree & if you don't do anything with it, it's your business. Hee Hee Does that let you off the hook? As for figs, my neighbors from France LOVE them. Me, NOT SO MUCH! I think it's a texture thing. Thank you for visting Ms Reba & I for Outdoor Wednesday.

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  25. Oh, I forgot to say that the guinea pig in costume made me smile!

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  26. Lovely photos! Next year send the figs to my house as we LOVE them ..lol! I have a fig tree in a pot (no dirt in my city backyard) and it produces about 100 figs a season ..we wait like beggars for each and every one to ripen.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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  27. What beautiful pics. I don't think I've even tasted a fresh fig!!! We have 'figgy pudding' back in England but I've never had that either, I don't think many people make it now!

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  28. I just spent $5 on a little container of tasteless fresh figs this morning. Can you see me shaking my finger at you Missy? Can you? Okay now do better next time.
    Aren't cut open figs the most beautiful thing.

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  29. I love figs.
    I love your photos.

    You are so going to wish you had some fig perserves for breakfast this winter!!!
    I bet you will have some next winter, 'cause you're going to do better!
    Rhonda

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  30. Oh, how neat to have a fig tree!

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  31. Oh Becky, I feel your pain - we have 3 of those great Brown Turkey Fig Trees, and yes we are very guilty of the same treatment. As you pointed out, we do have some very grateful wildlife, but I must add to your list, we also have grateful chickens. I would pluck these figs from the trees and throw them to the chickens. Each chicken would run with it from all the other chickens. What a cute thing to watch. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. This picyures are so beautiful.
    Alfazema

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  33. LOL, what a cute post. Don't be sorry - it's fantastic that you have a fig tree which bear fruits. And it supports the ecosystem by providing a refuge for insects and birds etc... Lovely pics, have a nice weekend!

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  34. I have a fig tree in the house...never has bloomed...and actually is starting to look a little like the ghost of a fig tree now that you mention it!
    great post today...so glad you joined in!

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  35. Yep, there's always next year! Mine didn't have as many as it has in the past and wouldn't you know I was ready to make jam. I used what it gave me, next year we both can harvest this great antioxident fruit!
    *hugs*Deb

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  36. Great post! I hope to do better next year too!

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  37. I had never heard of a Brown Turkey Fig Tree. What a fun post.

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  38. Well, I don't so guilty now. We had a tree full of figs go to waste too. My husband wanted a fig tree, and I don't eat figs so I waited for him to do something with them. I'll try to do better with mine next year too :)

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  39. Mmmmm, send your figs my way. Thanks for stopping by. Lee

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  40. Marvelous ;-)
    Reading your post brings back fond memories of the fig tree in the back yard when I grew up.
    Hugs and blessings,

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