Have you ever tasted something so sweet and delicious that it actually hurts? Well I have. The very first thing I did when I got to white oak was harvest strawberries. That’s only the beginning of it…
There is so much fruit at white oak. There are currently strawberries, raspberries, and cherries. Soon we will also have apples, pears, peaches, figs, blackberries, and more! This is why I could write a whole blog on fruit trees.
I could write about how good they taste warm and fresh out in the field when you’re hot and tired. Or how mulching the trees with bales of hay in 90+ degree weather and getting itchy, irritated skin while simultaneously cutting back thorns from around the trees does actually pay off.
Or I could write about how cute it is when the 5 year old who lives on the property spends all her time in the cherry tree. She calls out “help” after only being up there for about a minute because most of the cherries are out of her reach. When she can reach them she is “as sweet as a cherry” and brings some that she picks out to you while your working in the field.
Even the goats like the fruit trees. When moving them to another pasture they like to try to pull you toward them so they can munch on their leaves.
The majority of my stomach aches here come from eating copious amounts of fruit.. especially the raspberries. It’s takes the longest to recover from an over-eating-raspberries stomach ache.
The fruit here is really something special.