I have a lot of hobbies around here that some people would find weird. Farming organic figs and baby bananas being one of them. :) Yesterday we harvested the first batch of figs of 2009. (Bananas come late summer/fall!) It's looking like a great year for the figs. They are coming out huge, juicy, and sweet!
Our big producer is a giant fig tree that stretches close to 20 feet into the sky.
Greg actually fell from the ladder while he was picking off the top but the tree broke his fall. :) We hand-pick everything so it's tricky to get the ones out of the very top!
Piggy made sure there were none left behind for the squirrels.
Today I'll be baking some vegan fig newtons for a friend's baby shower, and I'll be canning up some fig preserves for the local farmer's market!