Sunday, April 5, 2009

Farmer Phil and the Boys

Phillip has a very good friend who is his fishing bud. Bill lives "down the bayou" southwest of here. They have a great time getting up in the middle of the night to get out on the water at the crack of dawn. I have never understood why that would be fun, but that is not really relevant to this story. Bill lives on a ton of land and on part of it he grows several different types of citrus trees. As part of the fish stories we hear when he gets home, we also hear about Bill's orchard. He goes on and on about how Bill can just walk out the door and pick his fruit. You know where this is going...right? Well as you might have guessed, he has decided he will grow fruit trees. Hopefully, sometime this summer we will have lemons, satsumas, and grapefruit. And who are the boys mentioned in the title? The girls thought it would be great to name the trees with male names since Phillip lives in a house of females. Some evenings and on the weekends, he can be found outside doing his male bonding.