Friday, October 19, 2012

Thump! Thump! Thump!

TWO QUART POT

I hear, Thump! Thump! Thump! I yell.."Bob, the Triplets just fell" and race outside. On the ground under the tree were three of the largest avocados we have ever seen.


Perspective shot... Bob's hand, a plate, a frying pan, as big as our coffee pot.   this one weighed in at 3 pounds, is 10 inches long and around the middle is 16 inches.




The triplets we have watched for weeks are still hanging, as you can see above.

Odd thing is.... THEY say a tree grown from a SEED will never bare fruit unless grafted.... NOT TRUE we have proof in our yard, 11 year old tree from a seed, and all he did was plant it. Not everything we read is TRUE.


 The thing is that *&%^$$ of a squirrel is taking a bite and knocking them down. Five down on the ground and one left half eaten in the tree just on Saturday and hundreds of the golf ball sized babies were destroyed before they could grow to adults.

You can see past posts of the Evidence of The Tree and The Squirrel, by clicking on below label that shows with comments.
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37 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Good Morning! I've never seen avocados this huge! What a shame the squirrels are ruining them. Love the triplets' photo and your header pic!

Catherine said...

Oh those squirrels! So naughty ~ yet so healthy after eating those avacado's! LOL!

Enjoy the 3 you got! Yum!
xo Catherine

From the Kitchen said...

That squirrel is likely to be around for many years since avocados are very healthy!! Holy guacamole, they are huge!!

Best,
Bonnie

Declan said...

That is amazing! We have never seen anything so big. Mums LOVE avacados so are very very jealous! Deccy x

Miss Debbie said...

That's a whole lot of guacamole!! :-)So glad you got to harvest some that the squirrels did not destroy. Those guys are cute, but they can sure make a mess, Right now, they are
tearing up the cushions on our patio swing and using the stuffing for their nests! Grrr! Makes me want to wring their little necks!

DawnTreader said...

Whoa, those are big. Won't you feel bad about eating them now that you've named them...? (lol)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Bob's growing exploits need to be told to some kind of an *official* place. So the myths he has exploded, can be stated, on a wider scale.


"Auntie"

Cranberry Morning said...

Good grief! I'm going to rush out and plant an avocado seed. then again, we don't have enough sunlight here in NW Wisconsin to accommodate an avocado - at least I'm pretty sure it couldn't survive here. They're so HUGE! Just think of all the good omega-3's that squirrel is getting! He should live a long and happy life. I knew you'd be glad to hear that. lol

TexWisGirl said...

wow, those are some 'not-preemie' triplets, for sure. :)

BlueShell said...

wow..That's big!!!
Oh,...those are funny! LOL

Nasty squirrel...hummm...
Kisses

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Those avocados are huge! Sorry the squirrel is knocking them down.

RoeH said...

Awww come on. Squirrels like them too. And me. I'm salivating right now as I even look at an avocado that big. All the avocado and tomato sandwiches I'd be eating.

Linda Chapman said...

That is AMAZING!!!! I love how you NAMED them and gave them such personality!! You are SO much FUN!!!

Madi and Mom said...

Sandra you crack me up!! Albert, Alan and Aaron are some gorgeous.
Dang squirrels must have read in the Tree Rodent Times that eating avocado is healthy.

So I have to ask how do you say
avocado in pig Latin? Your comment was so funny
hugs C

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Goodness me they are huge, wish we had been able to exchange. :)

EM Illustrator said...

Wow these are huge!! Avocado is nice.
Just home from work and now it's gonna be feet up here in ChillesVille. Hope you're having a great day!

Snapper II said...

Fantastic Post.
Be careful you don't get hit on the head by an Avocado. LOL

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You are a hoot! Naming avocados...now I've heard everything. ha ha! And, wow, they are so huge. Your squirrel will be healthy!
Have a great weekend!

Susannah said...

Very, Very interesting, Sandra......but I have to tell you....I have fallen in love with Alan!

Ann said...

compared to the avocados they sell in the grocery store here, that is a monster. Do they normally get that big?
I like the heart button noses in your edit

Deb said...

Holy guacomolie...that is a big alvocado....too bad about the one the squirrel got a hold of...yep you can't believe everything you read on the internet...love your art work....

Rose said...

Oh, those are huge! Not that I know anything about avocados...think I would be wanting to trap some squirrels and take them some place else and leave them.

SweetMarie said...

My grandma loves avocados. I've never tried them, but I'm going to. So sorry that the squirrels are going nuts over your avocados! LOL Can't blame them can you?? :)

Hugs!
Marie

Chatty Crone said...

Those are so big babies there - I do wish the squirrels would leave them al one.

S. Etole said...

Those are some huge avocados.

Betty Manousos said...

oh those are so big!
i love avocados, especially in my salad.

i have to ask...do they normally get that huge?

Snapper II said...

WOW!!! Is all I can say!!! Them's some big avacados! Did you say Bob eats them? Those babies are more than a meal in a dish!! I like avacados too. I put a tiny bit of salt and smear of mayo on them when I eat them. Pat does not like them. Answer to why the baby can walk and drink and not choke is because they have great muscle control. Our whole body is controlled by our muscles. By the time you reach our age, and you and I are the same age, even though I know you don't want to admit it...:-), our muscles are deterroating. Nothing works like it use to. Example, I am keeping "POISE" in business. Any woman will know what I mean. Am
right? Love you girl, Madeline

Val said...

Wholly Guacamole!!! someone get me a margarita.
We had a friend in Hawaii that had avocados this large and she sold them at saturday market for $1...yes, $1 They were so yummy.

photowannabe said...

I don't think I have ever seen such large avocados...ever...
I'm amazed they survived the squirrel harvest.
Love that you named them..

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

WOW! They really are huge. I have never seen such bright green avocados. Here we gey dark ones and quite tiny. Sometimes by the time the seed's out there's not much left.
The veggie guys could be part of that kids' web page.

Linda said...

Enjoy your huge avocados! I'm wondering whether they are ripe enough to eat straight away?
I've enjoyed catching up with your posts today and love your header.

Maggie M said...

I have never seen avocados anywhere near that big. Oh, but I could sure sink my teeth into one of those. That is great success for sure at growing the tree from seed. Shame on that squirrel or squirrels chewing up your beautiful avocado that way. Hugs

LC said...

I guess you and Bob are the only ones who had patience to see if they would bear. Or maybe it is Bob's super green thumb!

Dee said...

You guys not only have green thumbs but green hands...the tripplets are whoppers :)

Debra Dickinson said...

Great photos! Awesome avocados! Love your artwork. Too bad you can't PS the squirrel out of the picture. :(

Grandma C said...

The Three Amicado's
Cute!!! lol

barbara l. hale said...

Whoa!!!!