My pictures were taken in my own garden this week....
The carob pods are appearing on the carob trees.....I will be picking them off very soon, as when they ripen they smell foul then fall from the tree, and lie all over the garden, tempting small dogs to eat the beans which are inside.
Dried out Carob pods from last year -even Boo can't get anything out of them!
The ripened carobs used to be used as animal feed.....and because of this the trees themselves have, historically , been almost 'sacred' here in Spain...and we still have to have permission from the 'AYUNTIMIENTO' (Town Hall) to cut them down!
Knowing that chocolate itself is toxic to dogs, I originally panicked when Boo started splitting them open and eating the actual carob beans.... but they don't seem to have any effect (at least in the small quantities she manages to find!)
I hope life is being kind to you this week!
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Take care of you