• Now THAT is a neat idea, sort of like a trader's or farmer's market online!

    I would love to see something like that for area residents. I know that when we start getting fruit, pecans, etc. that it will be too much for just three people, and folks at work might appreciate my overflow, but there will still be plenty left over, and I hate to see food go to waste. Not to mention, when we start planting vegetables like we've been wanting to do, we'll probably be blessed with too much of those too.

    What a wonderful way to reach people so that fresh food can be shared!

    April 19, 2012 at 5:50 p.m.

  • That's awesome, SugarMagnolia.

    I have been marking down where I find mustang grapes and loquat trees for the picking. Check out,, if you have a minute. I want to get something like this started here in the Crossroads.

    I'd love to hear what you think.

    April 19, 2012 at 11:14 a.m.

  • We just planted fruit and pecan trees this year, but it looks like they may bear this summer, at least the fruit. But I don't know what the quality will be like yet, seems the trees are too young. We'll see. But it is exciting to think that one day I will go to the trees in my own yard and pick my own grapefruit, oranges, and lemons.

    We have an established loquat tree as well and have gotten fruit many years from it, as well as figs from our established fig tree. Both suffered through the drought, but have come back strong this year. Glad to see that.

    Even though we live out in the stix, anyone is welcome to come share our bounty. We have also been getting excellent dewberries this year. If the fruit from our trees is decent this year, I suspect I will take a load or two to work to share.

    April 19, 2012 at 5:41 a.m.