For the last few weeks we have been enjoying fresh lemons, peaches and nectarines from our fruit trees.
The House Finches REALLY love the peaches and nectarines too. We have tried passive methods to discourage them - hanging shiny reflective CD's. draping metallic holiday garland through the branches. We finally decided to compromise and let the birds have the fruit in the uppermost branches. We take the fruit on the lower branches where it's easier for us to reach. There is plenty of fruit, so everyone is happy.
There is no comparison between store-bought fruit and home grown.
Store-bought has been engineered to look pretty and to transport without bruising or other damage.
These peaches and nectarines are so juicy there is no way they could be picked and transported in a truck.
"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin: what else does a man need to be happy?"
~ Albert Einstein