June 14, 2015

Monday Mischief: Pom Wonderful - and Pom Confusing

This weekend the hubs came in and said we had 7 pomegranates growing on one of our trees.

This was news to me, for 2 reasons:
1) I didn't know we had a pomegranate tree. We've lived here almost 5 years and never seen any fruit on the trees so we didn't know what they were. Turns out we have two pom trees! Yay! Pom wonderful! 

2) I thought pomegranates were only in season in winter, since we always only get them from our CSA in January. (I Googled it and according to the Pomegranate Council they usually only grow in No. America during late summer and early winter. Maybe our tree is confused since our weather was so hot in winter and has only just lately felt like early winter!) Pom confusing!

We all went outside to check it out. (I apologize that these are blurry!)
"Hmmm. What's this?"
"Looks like a ball!"
"I'm goin' in!"
"Oh! It's not a ball! WtH is that?!"
"Ooooo, here's another one!"
"Maybe I should try to eat it!" (**Mama expresses dismay**)

So funny that she tried to eat it. I'm sure it was a half-hearted attempt at eating them, because our picky girl hates ALL fruits -- and most veggies as well.

Hopefully they'll ripen up, even though it's the wrong season, because I love pomegranates!

It reminded me of Abby who used to steal the peaches off our tree! Thief!


Do you have fruit trees? Do you pups try to steal the fruit?

Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!


42 comments:

  1. No fruit trees here. Some people have apple trees, but they make such a mess and if you don't care for them properly you can't eat the apples anyway. Your pomegranate trees sound pretty cool, though!

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    1. That's a bummer when you see people not caring for the trees and the fruit just goes to waste. There's a lemon tree in our 'hood that is just full and the lemons are just falling off, ignored. I want those lemons!

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  2. OK, first of all you are so lucky to have a pom tree in your yard! We are in IL - no fruit trees in sight! And second, these pictures are adorable!

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  3. We have no fruit trees. I do remember that when I was a kid, my grandparents had two large cherry trees and we would go and help them pick the cherries. At that time they lived in Detroit. It was cool going to the city to pick fruit when I think most people would think to go to the country. :) Hope your poms ripen.

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    1. Oh, that is funny going to the city to pick cherries!

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  4. How fun that you have a pomegranate tree! I haven't discovered any fruit trees in our yard, just an annoying oak tree.

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    1. Oh, what a bummer. Such a nice surprise to find more fruit trees in the yard!

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  5. Ha Ha, she looks so funny caught red handed.

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  6. Right now Jax is learning the taste of "sour" from our crab apple tree. His facial expressions are priceless

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    1. Well, that sounds like a wordless wednesday blog post! :)

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  7. We have an old fashioned plum tree. The fruit part barely covers the seed. They are not good for eating but I have discovered jelly making the now make the World's Greatest Jelly. The dogs don't compete for them, but the ants do.

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    1. Oh, love homemade jams and jellies! Hate ants...

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  8. Hmm I also thought of them as a winter fruit Our dogs are gorging on huckleberries now its instance their poos are like 90% huckleberry from the tree in our yard

    retro rover

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  9. What a cool surprise to find out you have a pomegranate tree! The pictures are so funny; who knew balls could grow in trees, lol!

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  10. We have ornamental pear trees. They bloom in the spring and the flowers result in nothing but pea-sized fruit. Once those start to fall, my guys scour the ground for them. It's a huge tree in the backyard so tons of them are dropped. Don't seem to bother the boys' digestion.....

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    1. That's good that it doesn't bother their tummies! We used to have a palm that would drop these little date things - not good for puppy tummies!! The big pits could cause some serious blockage.

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  11. LOL caught red pawed! Love the guilty face. Lucky you to have a surprise pomegranate tree, they are delicious!

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    1. I love poms! Heehee. Doesn't she look so funny?

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  12. I knew she'd try and eat it! We don't have fruit trees but the pack loves to help themselves to the tomatoes when they are ripe. Yes, even the blind girls.

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    1. Oh, that's funny. Rita won't eat a tomato, so when we grew them they were safe. I had to stop growing them when we were invaded by those horrifying tomato worms!

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    2. Meant to say, they must smell good to attract the blind girls as well. So cute!

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  13. We have a flowering snow crab tree that was not supposed to bear friut. But after 20 years it did have little crab apples to mom's dismay!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

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  14. I live with three corgis and they will eat anything, fruit or vegetable - they love green beans and snap peas, eat them right off the vine. Tomato horn worms become big, beautiful moths - I grow lots of tomatoes just to attract them.
    Ann at Camp Corgi

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    1. Oh, you are a braver gal than I, Ann! I find those big tomato worms - and the big moths they turn nito - terifying. I'm SO not a bug girl!

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  15. I had no idea when pomegranate season was either. Mr. N declines to eat fruit mostly.

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    1. Oh, I'm glad Rita's not the only one who is fruit-adverse. Wish I could get her to eat a little fruit once in a while!

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  16. I also love poms, but it is a PITA to get at the fruit.

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    1. It IS a PITA. I have started cutting them in quarters and then you pop the fruit out of each quarter under-water in a bowl filled with water. The seeds drop to the bottom and the white membrane stuff floats to the top and you can just dump that off and have all the yummy seeds left.

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  17. Cole said, Rita! Did you swallow any of the seeds?? Girl, ask your mom to give you dried fruit. It's fun to chase across the floor when the mom scatters it for me to chase. Yum dried cranberries and blueberries. My friend Hayley likes to chase her dad's garden apple and tomatoes that fall. She chases them til she accidentally eats them. I never wanted to eat them.

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    1. She's so fussy she doesn't even like dried fruit. I put it in my granola and have tried to give her a little bite, but the only bit of the granola she likes is an occasional bite of a sliced almond. We had a beagle that used to chase fallen apples and catch them and then eat them. Great game!

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  18. That is so funny! I love the photos of her trying to eat it! She looks so dismayed that it wasn't a ball!

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    1. She would much rather have a ball than a piece of fruit!

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  19. No fruit trees that make actual edible fruits but Toby steals the green bell peppers right off the plants (we thought it was rabbits for awhile LOL). This is such a cute post with Rita thinking balls grow on trees!

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    1. How funny! Rita would NEVER steal a green bell pepper. She's so fussy!

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  20. Oh, Luke would be in heaven if we had fruit trees! We actually have some around, apple and cherry, but so far none have produced any edible fruit!
    I don't think I've ever had an actual pomegranate, I love the juice, so I guess I should! Is it safe for dogs?

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    1. Pomegranates are really yummy - but a PITA to get at the fruit. The juice is easier, but I love to eat the whole fruit sometimes instead because they're just so darn tasty. As for dogs... I don't know. Rita might grab one, but she would never actually eat one so I never bothered to look it up.

      Okay - I'm back - just goggled it and apparently some dogs can eat it okay, but some will throw it up since the seeds and acid can be hard for them to digest. The site I looked at said it's okay for them to eat a little bit once in a while if they like it, but it's not like a dog "needs" it.

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  21. now that is funny, I think the pictures are great

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