Huge lemons that weigh 13 0unces each! That is what our little potted eureka lemon tree give us. This morning was sunny enough to wash windows in the little upstairs south facing sitting area. Almost 5 years ago Ted sketched out a remodel job for our upstairs. Eighteen years ago we bought our 1929 bungalow as a fixer-upper. After I dug, planted and layed pathways in the yard, I didn't want to move, but we wanted more space. With the aid of our talented builder friend, Jeff we have added on to our house twice. First we removed the back wall and added 10 feet to the kitchen. Our kitchen remodel was limited by a huge shade elm tree. The elm tree would not have been our choice for a shade tree, but that is what we have and we do our best to nourish it. Later we took the upstairs attic and turned it into our bedroom. Jeff and Ted made 2 holes in the roof, popping out 2 dormers creating a bathroom on one side and this sitting area in the other. Eight new windows, lots of insulation, paint, plumbing and everything else that it takes to make a room, made our room.
Kumquat, Eureka Lemon and Plumeria spend the winter in the south facing upstairs window. Sometimes we are surprised by the scent of sweet lemon blossoms. In late spring these plants will go out on the front porch. Last year I put the lemon in the yard and the squirrels picked some of the fruit.