One thing I look forward to about the end of July is that the figs on our fig tree start to ripen. I don’t even really like figs that much, but I like the idea of a bunch of fruit being readily accessible each morning without any work. I didn’t have to water the tree or do anything to make them appear. They just show up and all I have to do is pick them. As with most foods they are pretty good if you fry them up and add a bunch of sugar. And my thinking was that we would have more this year, because our puppy that we got at Christmas is good at chasing off birds… well, that was my thinking until I realized this morning that she likes figs! I even caught her jumping up and getting them off the branches! Assuming the combo of birds and squirrels and dog leaves us enough I like making fig preserves out of them.

Figs are also very healthy. They are a good source of calcium and potassium, and they reduce high blood pressure. They’re also good for digestion… I wonder if that’s why Jesus cursed the fig tree that had no fruit… did He forget what season they have fruit and He needed help pooping? He was fully human after all. If I had the power to wither a tree that didn’t have what my bowels needed I guess I would too! Ultimately I’m proud of myself for doing something I’ve never done before with this figs blog… I made you think of the Son of God pooping! You’re welcome, and thanks for reading my blog.

Mark Inglis

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