I knew far too little about growing lemons when I started, but just like first time parents often do with a new baby, I jumped in and did my best to take care of the little guy.
I watched as the tiny lemons developed and grew during the summer months.
The lemons finally were ripe enough to pick just before cold weather.
My small tree didn't produce very many lemons this first time, but since Meyer lemons are large I think there will be enough juice to make a nice tart. I've made lemon curd tarts before, but I've never had my own home grown lemons to use before.
Arkansas weather is not ideal for lemon trees, but I do have a sunny window that should keep my tree happy during the cold winter months. That small tree by the window reminds me of a youngster peering out the glass wishing for springtime to come again.