Our home came with a giant navel orange tree in the front yard. The oranges are so sweet! The root stock is from the 40's, it produces around one million oranges per winter. Maybe not quite that many but it is a ton. ;) This week I had three different people knock and ask if they could have fruit. We give them away by the bucket full. Last winter I shipped dozens of boxes of oranges to friends, only to receive a letter in the mail...a notice of rejection! The CDFA detector dog, Dozer, sniffed out some oranges I mailed. I was supposed to label the boxes that they contained oranges from Butte County. The irony in this is that my husband is an Agricultural Biologist and inspects packages and shipments of plants and fruit as part of his job. I totally should have known better! :D
We are having quite the rainstorm currently, this morning a Black Phoebe sat under our covered patio on a string of lights to stay out of the rain. It was the cutest and saddest thing ever. Poor little dude!