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Small Treasures

So, I am working on a series of small treasures. They are what our youngest grandchildren consider treasures in our home. There will be five 5" X 7" wood panels. My first step was to purchase 200 grit sandpaper. Proper sanding creates the best finishes, whether you're working with wood, metal or drywall. Sandpaper can be used with power tools or by hand.

Here is our youngest grandchild's favorite small treasure at our home. He loves eating our loquats! We had a loquat tree growing up that was given to my parents from my great uncle so, I was very excited to receive a small tree from a friend. I planted it a few years ago and this year it grew its first crop! It's a large evergreen tree grown commercially for its orange fruit, and also cultivated as an ornamental plant. The loquat is in the family Rosaceae, and is native to the cooler hill regions of south-central China. Its scientific name is Eriobotrya Japonica.

Are they safe to eat, you ask. The skin of the fruit is delicate and bruises easily, so take care when handling them. The ripe fruit is golden orange and eaten fresh like an apple or mixed with other fruits. I found having a loquat sorbet was the best! Refreshing and a little tartlike.

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