We have this blessed tree
in the front that produces the most amazing fruit. We have no fence, it sits close to the sidewalk. We don't mind sharing with everyone as this tree
really produces and thats what having fruit trees
is all about right? Wrong. The last 3 years we've lived here, we've eaten a total of like 4 peaches, because people come and completely clean it off! My neighboor said that she saw someone (when she lived in this house) as he had finished filling several hefty bags and was loading them in his pick up truck early one morning.
So this year...I made a sign that said "private tree
" and I threw a huge bird net over it. Well the next day, I get home from work, the net is torn off half way, huge branches (with fruit all over them) are laying all over the sidewalk and the sign is ripped out of the ground.
They didn't steal any fruit...just got mad and blamed it on the tree
Now I feel crappy for being a hog or something but...its our tree
ya know??? I've been so upset over this and couldn't even clean up the mess for 2 days.
My neighbor and I were planning to harvest the tree
, then make jam and pass it out all down our street along with extra fruit, but now I really don't feel like doing that.
Thanks for listening!