(actually a banana tree would be cool, huh) But, oranges! I've never had an orange tree. Or any tree that produces anything. It is a bit overwhelming to suddenly have hundreds of ripe oranges waiting for you in your yard. Inspiring too. Yet another fruit tree got planted this same afternoon. We're adding to our edible collection slowly but surely.
Our orange tree is bursting with orange balls of juicy goodness. It grows next to our lemon tree and they must have cross pollinated because our oranges taste like oranges crossed with sweet but tart lemons. Delicious.
The whole family went to work, filling up a canvas bag in no time. The wee one was excited to go inside and learn how to "make" orange juice.
It takes quite a few oranges to make a proper pitcher of juice. My arm got tired. We all took turns.
It was the best orange juice any of us had ever tasted. And I'm not just saying that because my arm is still sore.
The next day, the wee one asked for some juice. We didn't have any in the fridge. He simply said, "We can make some from the tree! I know how!" Hard to resist that request. You bet we'll stomp out to our tree all hours of the day for him to have a glass. The oranges won't last forever (phew) but his memories of eating off our own land will. Totally worth it, sore arms and all.