Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When life gives you lemons... make firewood?

So according to the nearby high school's online weather station we've had 2.36 inches in today's storm, which is actually a little less than a local museum is reading so it's probably accurate enough. Very windy - we just lost our 20 foot tall, very old lemon tree. It had some issues (planting a full sized lemon tree in a little strip next to a house isn't the best idea) but it's a shame - for Eureka lemons they were really good and were lovely rubbed on chicken.

I'll turn it into firewood in a few days when things have calmed down. I was going to plant a Meyer lemon tree anyway (they're yummy) - perhaps I'll just reuse the spot which should be OK if I go with more of a dwarf or semi-dwarf stock. It needs something, anyway - the back of the house is really plain...

Update: The final total for yesterday? 3.86 inches in nearby Oakland.

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