Houston, we have ripeness
well, almost. The first few have turned brown/purple. I'd need a ladder to get those, if I do. I saw several birds and a couple squirrels checking on them, too. That's fine, when they really come on, there's buckets of them every day, no ladder needed since there's more then enough that are reachable.
We love them, an especially tasty free food (and nice looking trees!) One can only eat so many... and so much jam, pork chops simmered with figs, ice cream with figs, fig shakes, figgy meatloaf, fruit salad, fig & cheese tarts... Can't give all of the rest away. Thanks to previous occupants at my house and at other family members' houses, neighbors, they're everywhere.
Are you ready? Do you have too many or not enough? What other ways do you use them?