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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mrs.Cicero, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    Standing in the rain,
    Eating the first ripened fig,
    Oh no! A haiku!

    Actually, I was standing in the rain, putting the plants to bed (covering them for the night, since it is supposed to get rather close to freezing this evening) when I noticed a RIPE fig on the tree/shrub/bush/green-monster-taking-over-my-hoop-house. It was yummy. I have never eaten a ripe fresh fig before - just dried ones. 40+ years on this earth and I finally got to eat a fresh fig... go figure... sorry.:embarassed:

    Anyway, I know nothing about figs. Just that this is Michigan. They cannot survive unprotected here. But they came with the house, and I feel somewhat duty-bound to try to keep them alive. But only if I get a crop off them. I've been told if I keep the hoop house over 40 degrees, they will ripen. Anyone out there got figs? Or haiku? :supergrin:
     
  2. Foxterriermom

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    I don't eat fig fruit.
    It has a symbolic look -
    almost like man parts.
     

  3. Gareth68

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    What tree may not the fig be gathered from?
     
  4. sawgrass

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    that may bring a comment or two until it's locked :)

    I hope that doesn't stick in my mind like the hand stamp thing....dang...

    I don't know anything about figs but have had fresh ones and they were delicious. Keep us posted. I would love to plant one but am in MN. It snowed north of here last night and is supposed to freeze here tonight.
     
  5. MrsKitty

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    So do bananas :rofl:

    I've never had a fig that wasn't in a Fig Newton but I'd love to try them.

    My orthopod's PA once told me about how he brought his fig tree from wherever he was from. He moved it in during the fall and back out during the spring. I was in NC at the time so it didn't get anywhere "cold" there but he pampered that fig.
     
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    My ex gave a 3 year old who was potty training a fig off the fig tree in the back yard.
    The kid pretty much exploded an hour later,....kept exploding for several hours later.
    Whoooosh
     
  7. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.


    As far as a fig, I have never had a fresh one.
     
  8. sawgrass

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    Oh man....:rofl:
     
  9. okie

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    The only thing I know about figs is that I like Fig Newtons:eat:
     
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    Figs are ok but I 'd rather eat dates. YMMV. tom.:wavey:
     
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    Great Haiku :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Date bread, so long as there are no nuts in the stuff is crack on crack my friend:supergrin:
     
  13. Mrs.Cicero

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I won't be able to eat them without snickering now. Thanks.
    :supergrin:

    I like dates, so I
    thought I'd like figs. I was right.
    They are quite yummy.