Did you know storms can pick fresh fruit? It’s true. All you have to do is wrap netting around the tree to catch it. Irene was kind enough to knock this one loose. So that’s one pear harvested successfully, two to go.Read More Fresh as a wind-picked pear
I wasn’t the only one eager to pick peaches yesterday. This morning, several peaches were hanging in the bottom of the netting, so I figured it was time to pick them all, ripe or not. Two were chewed up and gross, four were slightly bitten, but six peaches were pristine. They even all smell like […]Read More Is there a pear in there?
About a month ago, there were so many pears ripening, I wondered if I would be able to eat them all before they got too ripe. Now, look what I’m finding on my pear tree! Half-eaten pears, and drops on the ground with teeth marks all over. I feel lucky if I find a drop […]Read More Half a pear does not equal one
The garden is filled with fruit that just ain’t ripe.Read More All this rain better make my fruit trees ripen!
I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for the peaches and the pears hanging small and round and scentless to ripen. The peaches have been rockhard so long, I even had time to drape some netting over the tree to keep the birds out. (I have no faith that the netting will do anything more […]Read More Hey, peachie, you dropped something
My big project for today was to go out in the yard and play. First I admired how much bigger the pears and apples are already. Then I took one last look at the amazing number of little peaches on the peach tree. I learned last year from the plum tree, that if I don’t […]Read More Can there be too many peaches?
In all the wet weather, I haven’t seen many bees. A few bumblebees, the occasional miner bee, and not even all that many honeybees. But little by little, they got the job done.Read More What grows on trees
The bees are in the trees, It’s a happy, buzzing breeze, Cause the bees are in the trees, And the pear blossoms are pleased, Down in the earth, up to the leaves, The miner bees are in the trees.Read More Bees in the trees
Peach blossoms, pear blossoms, and lots of tulips. All joining the plum blossoms.Read More More spring flowers
You foolish, foolish pear tree. Not only did you flower again, you set fruit. What were you thinking?Read More Why does a pear appear?