How many mangoes are too many? Well, when your yard looks like a mango minefield, you may be close. We picked up two backhoe bucket loads from one tree. If we leave them, they will simply rot and attract bugs. Of course we bring them down daily for Maia and Guida, but they can only eat so many.
Don’t worry, they don’t go to waste. They are driven past the barns, deeper into the habitat and spread out for the rest of the wildlife to enjoy. We regularly fill the front basket of the four wheeler and drive them out for wildlife, but when a big storm hits, many fall at once and it’s impossible to keep up with what ends up on the ground.
There was concern this would make for a very short mango season and a very sad Guida, since they’re her favorite. But there is another house on the property that has about a dozen trees as well. These are a type that ripen later than the ones at our house, so we’ll have plenty to last into the next few months.
And for those of you who are very observant, that is Frederick in the back of the photo with the backhoe.