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The Letter A


So, what did you think about when you read the letter A?

The Scarlet Letter?  Alvin from the Chipmunks? "A-a-a-a-a" as in the Fonzie's?

Nope. You get no analyzing from me about your answer.

Mine, you ask?

Avocados. That's because an avocado fell from our tree during the amazing storm this past weekend. Most of the fruit are at the top, which surprised me. I didn't think we'd have much of a crop because of the big one last year.  But nearly every time I looked at the avocado tree, and it was infrequent, I found another hidden among the leaves. Trés cool.

I read that avocados start ripening once they're picked and that the best place to store avocados is on their tree. In two or three days, the avocado may be ready to eat. Maybe four days. If so, our feasting on avocados begin.

Once all the avocados are harvested, we'll lop off the top branches. The Mama taught me to prune high in the tree so that the fruits would grow low on the tree. We shall see.


Wait, wait. Don't go yet. I also want to tell you that the letter A is also for ABC Wednesday, the fun weekly meme I've been doing for two or three years. Today ABCW begins it's 20th round. Yaaaay! Sadly, it also starts the final round for Roger and other ABCW administrative team members. Thank you very much for your dedication and good cheer!

If you'd like to join in or check out the other participants, please click here.

Comments

  1. I am so ADMIRING that huge avocado tree and it's fruits.
    { lvee avocado and prawn salad or as guacamole dip to accompany
    many mexican dishes yummy. What do you use themfor Susie and if you have
    a huge harvest of them do you freeze them, give them away or be more
    enterprising and take them to a farmers market?
    love n hugs,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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    1. Oh, I must learn about freezing avocados. This is the 4th year of fruit. Usually, we give them away. I love the idea of the farmers market. Maybe if we had 2 trees with lots of fruit.

      We mostly eat them straight, by themselves or in salads and sandwiches. Sometimes I make guacamole or I toss them into a potato or egg salad. I like the idea of an avocado and prawn salad. Or maybe avocado and crab. Ooh, that would be rich.

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  2. No, to be honest, that is not what comes up in my mind thinking of A ;-) My first thought at A is my father because his name started with that letter.

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-20a/

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  3. you are fortunate to have the avocados. I didn't know arugula have flowers until I saw them in my garden.

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    1. Oooh, now I'm thinking of an arugula and avocado salad. Yummm.

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  4. The Mama was a wise woman with a green thumb, so I would certainly follow her avocado tree pruning advice. I love avocados, but I don't think they would grow well here in the Southwest. Blessings, my friend!

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  5. Avacados . . YUM!!! Miss them ripe from California.

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  6. I live avocados! You're so lucky to grow them in your own garden. Yesterday I found this recipe: http://www.clairejustineoxox.com/2017/01/banana-and-avocado-smoothie.html?m=1 for a smoothie and I'm gonna try it today, but of course I have to buy avocados in shop :( and probably I'll have to wait for the snow to stop first :)

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    1. I'm sorry, it should be 'I love avocados'. It's a typo. 😁

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  7. LOVE avocados! You're lucky to have such an AMAZING tree! And wait...ABCW probably will continue, only in a different form with a different administrator. So do not despair - hope to see you continue with us!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Hi, Leslie. Without ABC Wednesday, I might give up blogging.

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  8. I love avodados, but I don't think that I have ever seen the plant !

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  9. Hey, I went with Hendrix, but that's how I am wired.

    ROG, ABCW

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  10. I t would be so amazing to have an avocado tree ... wow.

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    1. We have 3, but this is the only that bears fruit.

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