Emerald Beauts are officially back!

Emerald Beaut pluots are officially back and therefore it was a great Saturday! But honestly, it was a pretty good one. Chronic pain levels were bearable so Mama and I embarked on a dizzying array of errands. Highlights included seeing our farmer friend Rosendo and discovering today was the first day our favorite fruits were…

First homegrown pluots & 2nd day of Art Challenge

It’s a good thing we started this 30-day Art Challenge for September because it’s been a rough month already. Thankfully, focusing on creativity has provided us with joyful moments for #OneGoodThing options. Today’s inspiration/prompt was garden. Mama drew these wonderful sunflowers in our backyard. We loved finding this one flower nosily peeking onto the other…

Fruit from our farmer friends

We barely made it to the farmers’ market today, literally pulling up as the farmers were packing up. Lucky for us, we had only one stop in mind, and that was to pick up summer stone fruits from our friends at Ponce Farms! It’s been ages since we’ve made it to the market, and it…

Pluot tree’s first crop ever

The Emerald Beaut pluot tree we planted in our backyard 1.5 years ago is now getting its first fruit ever! This glorious variety of pluot won’t be ripe until late August/early September, but Mama and I are so thrilled to be growing our favorite summer fruit. Today’s #OneGoodThing was finding the first ever tiny pluots…

Gorging on sweet green pluots

We returned to our local farmers’ market this morning, and discovered our favorite farmers there with sweet green pluots, smiles and hugs! Of course, we got a big bag of the gems, along with some nectarines. This variety isn’t the same as our obsession, the Emerald Beauts, but it is so yummy! Oh, how I love…

Planting our awesome new tree

Today something truly amazing happened. We planted a new tree in our backyard! That may not sound terribly exciting, but it’s not just any tree. We planted an EMERALD BEAUT PLUOT tree!!! That’s right, we planted our absolute favorite fruit to grow in our backyard! Mama and I been obsessed with this particular plum variety…

Crazy for Emerald Beauts 

It’s finally time — those magical three weeks of the year that are Emerald Beaut season. We wait all summer long for this pluot variety. They’re green, crispy, crunchy, juicy and sweet. And they’re our absolute favorite fruit! We couldn’t be more excited that Emerald Beauts are back! The farmers who grow and sell this…