When life gives you lemons . . .

. . . be patient and wait until they ripen; they’ll taste better that way.

I bet you didn’t know you could grow lemons and limes in Missouri! We’ve watched these guys growing all summer, and they’re getting oh so close.  After they put on size, they were strangely light weight, similar to the fake lemon that my mom uses as a practical joke.  Now they’re putting on weight and starting to lighten to yellow.

We’re also growing key limes!  This tree didn’t set fruit for a long time, which had us worried, but now it’s going strong.

I sense a key lime pie in my future.  The best part?  We can zest our lemons and limes and enjoy our culinary creations knowing that we won’t be consuming “food-grade” wax.