Back in 2012, I planted my odd little collection of slightly sad fig trees in the narrow strip of ground that separates our house from the neighbors' driveway. 

Since then, California has been suffering through a multi-year drought. Keeping any garden plants healthy has been a struggle. Robb and I have tried to re-use as much of our household water as possible. We capture our laundry water in a re-purposed winebarrel, and use that water on our lawn. Dishes get cleaned in a washbasin, and that water goes directly out the kitchen window. 

This prompts me to make the following observations:

It's very obvious which fig plants are nearest the sink, and which are under the dining room windows. 

Robb has been doing a lovely job, re-pointing and re-painting our 1920s windows. 

And finally, our neighbors must think we're total lunatics, every time we chuck a basin of dishwater out the window. 


Unknown said…
I'm amazed you are producing anything at all in that terrible drought. Well done!
Anonymous said…
Yum!! Look delish!
Ours here in BC (Canada are doing amazingly well! We too have had a drought, not nearly like
yours in Cali though. A neighbour who used to live in the 'tropical' zone (if you can call it that) of Europe,
let me know the fig trees actually like the drought. Once I heard that, it made sense as to 'why' our tree
was actually looking so fruitful.
and good work.
The windows look great too!

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