Monthly Archives: September 2011

Apples

Walking through the orchard last weekend, I noticed a few apples had dropped from a couple of trees. I picked the apples that looked reasonably good off the ground and then checked the trees for ripe fruit still hanging on … Continue reading

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Judge me by my size, do you?

And well you should not! We’re starting to see some ripe apples from our various and sundry trees.  The larger apple is a Chehalis and the smaller apple is a windfall Honeycrisp that was blown down in last night’s rain.  … Continue reading

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Tomatoes

I’ve been harvesting tomatoes in onesies and twosies for a few weeks now, but with the recent heat I’m finally getting full batches of tomatoes ripening at once. I smell tomato sauce making and canning in my future this weekend. … Continue reading

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Pears

After waiting nearly two weeks for them to ripen, the above box of green Bartlett pears has been transformed . . . into 33 pints of canned pears. I do still find pears one of the most difficult canning projects, … Continue reading

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