I can’t believe that we have been in our house a whole year! When we moved in last June our lemon tree was literally dropping lemons on the deck because it had far too many. The whole tree was yellow with beautiful lemons. We actually got quite fright at night as we heard a thud and thought we had an intruder which turned out to be the lemons dropping to the wooden deck below at random times throughout the night. Ha!
This year so far we have only had 4 lemons. I think the tree got a type of fungal infection which had delayed our lemon season. BUT now we are seeing signs of life as the tree has burst into blossoms.
It’s such an exciting time to be at home and have the free time to see the changes in our garden, but especially in our fruit trees. Guava season came and went in April and May. This month the birds have been taking full advantage of all the ripe Loquats on our large tree in the back yard. And next we are hoping for an abundance of lemons.
If every bud becomes a lemon then we will soon have more lemons than we know what to do with! Last year I experimented with lemon brownies but after my guava jam journey I think I may try a lemon marmalade. Of course it’s always a good idea to freeze the lemon juice and zest. It makes it so easy to have available when needed.
What other lemon ideas should I be thinking about before our lemons arrive? I’m trying to avoid baking because whatever I bake I eat! So alternatives to baking would be awesome!!!
I’ll report back in a little while once the lemons appear. It’s all so exciting 🌼