Coming originally from the northern part of the Midwest, I had never seen an orange or a lemon tree. Many years later in another chapter of my life I lived in Florida, and there were orange and lemon groves, but I didn’t have a fruit tree in our backyard. Now I can pick oranges and lemons from our own trees.
These oranges, although not fully ripe, taste wonderful right now. Steve says they will be even sweeter when ripened to perfection.
Did you notice any strange objects in my photo of the trees? I did. (1) An inverted white bucket hanging as though it were a lampshade, and (2) An appendage over the trees that looks like a power line or a pipe. Here is Steve’s explanation:
The white bucket shelters the sensor on Steve’s weather station. The sensor must be protected from rain and direct sunlight. Inside, the weather station sits on a cabinet and displays the exact temperature outside in the immediate vicinity of the fruit trees. Valuable information coming from a sensor protected by a white bucket.
The pipe-like appendage that extends over the fruit trees is neither a power line nor a pole. It is the top support of Steve’s golf cage. What is a golf cage? Don’t try to order one. As far as Steve knows, there is no such product. He made this contraption himself. He converted a frame for a garage into a golf cage where he can practice golf shots. He did not have time to practice golf shots in year 2014, but if he can find time in year 2015, there is a golf cage waiting for him. He plans to use it, and I believe he will.