I have a little persimmon tree growing under a huge tulip poplar. It has produced fruit for a couple of years now, but for some reason I'd never tried it. Maybe it was all the tales I heard of the fruits being astringent. Maybe it was the fact that these persimmons are only about an inch and a half across unlike the fist-sized fruits at the grocery store.
I finally decided to try one, and guess what? They (I continued to eat everything ripe on the tree) were really good! They taste sweet and perfume-y.
I hope my little tree keeps growing so I will have enough of these things to actually do something with. I really should go hunting the woods for more persimmon trees. And mushrooms- I'm determined to find another lions mane.
But not today. It is raining today. Good for mushrooms, but I feel bad for the pigs. They still don't have any shelter to keep dry. Maybe I'm too much of a softy, but I can't imagine they like to be wet all day.
A rainy day is actually a good thing, it takes most of my outdoor projects off the table so I have to focus on things inside- like getting to the bottom of this kitchen! I got all the dishes done, but I have 2 dozen eggs to clean and heaps of stuff to put away.
I had an order for cheese yesterday. She is coming to pick it up this afternoon and I need this place looking presentable!
Off to milk to goats. With Halloween yesterday, I skipped last night's milking too. I guess we are officially on once a day milking now. I hope production doesn't slip too much.