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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

One way to harvest pears

We had a pretty big windstorm blow thru the last couple of days....


....I guess that's one way to get all the pears... just let the wind blow them down.

Most of the pears blew down. They were probably about ready but I would have preferred to pick them when I was ready. We got 3 or 4 five gallon buckets full and another bucket of "bad" ones for the pigz.

So I'll work on canning the pears in the next couple of days. We have rain moving in and I'll have an inside day or two. By then the pears should be ripe. So pear sauce, pear cake, pear pie, pear tart, pear crisp.. you name it, it will all be on the menu.

And now for a gratuitous adorable puppy picture......you knew I couldn't resist.


Zander is doing great. He has a lot of Kai's behaviors which is really fun to see. He uses his paws like a cat  would...and he figured out how to roll down the hill on purpose just 'cuz it's fun. Cutest. Thing. Ever. We are entirely smitten with this little pup. He still has that "new puppy" smell.

Happy Wednesday everyone! Anyone else working on canning pears?

6 comments:

Autumn said...

No pears this year- my Nana's tree had blight or something that killed off most of the pears.

Zander ROLLS down a hill?! That's gotta be cuter than when goats do it...

TW said...

yeesh! pears! I canned up all of our pears about a month ago (that's when they were ready) and I'm in MI. Zander is so cute! ...and I know that puppy smell. It's probably one of the most comforting scents ever!

JeffJustJeff said...

I wish I were doing something with pears. They are probably my favorite fruit. We don't have a pear tree....yet. It's on the list. I haven't gotten to explore the woods much yet, maybe there's one hidden back there somewhere. I have a recipe for a pear galette that is really yummy. I'll have to try to dig it out and send it to you.

Samantha said...

Oh pears..fresh pears..YUM.

Zander is beyond adorable.

David P. Offutt - The Gastronomic Gardener said...

No Fruit trees. Have you ever made pear wine?

Team HighTail said...

Not canning pears, but I am getting a full blown case of puppy-itis from your blog. What a doll!

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