I'll have to check the tree on a daily basis now that I know the figs are starting to ripen.
Well, I spent a couple of hours turning figs into fig jam yesterday. I used the recipe from the Univ. of GA's "So Easy To Preserve" book. The flat of figs yielded three and a half quarts of chopped raw figs which made 20 pints of fig jam. I tasted it this morning on my English muffin. It's a little sweet for my taste, but I'm sure that my grandchildren will love it.