Mr. Wardell is the man who has been coming to help Unc with the trot line twice a day. For now, though, they are going to wait for the weather to cool off so the bigger catfish will start coming up from the bottom of the pond.
Unc has made just nine pints of fig preserves this summer, but it does not take many of these big figs to make a pint of preserves.
He makes them very sweet with lots of added sugar. Too sweet for my preference, but since Unc is the primary person to eat fig preserves around here, he should be able to make them anyway he wants to make them.
In the years our fig trees produce well (not this year), we share with Miss Dollie and Mr. Wardell and others, and we put up enough fig preserves to share with family and friends. Some years, Unc makes Strawberry Fig Preserves. If you need a recipe, I will be happy to share one with you.
My favorite way to eat figs? Fresh from the tree, warm from the sun. Copie, my first Border Collie from childhood, loved to eat ripe figs as well! She was good at catching them mid air from an impressive distance! Smart dog!
The pottery is by a guy named Freeland, and I bought it in Alabama at an outdoor art festival. The other piece of his work that I have is serving as the vase for the Pink Naked Ladies.