Monday, August 31, 2009

Pear in a bottle

Early this spring, when the fruit trees were just setting out their little fruits, Gentleman Farmer and I chose a very small pear growing near the end of a branch. We slipped a clean glass bottle over the little pear and wired it to the branch. And then we waited... and waited... and
finally the day arrived to pick our pear which had grown full size inside the bottle!
I had to gently clean inside the bottle with a dampened paper towel on the end of a wooden skewer (like a long swab) as there was some dried leaves and bark stuck in the bottom.
Then, after a cool water rinse, covered the pear with Cherry Brandy (the only alchohol I had in the house ~ I had it for a recipe, honest! ;~}
The Brandy, or Vodka is to preserve the pear.)
This was quite the conversation piece when we brought it to church,
especially amongst the young people.
This can be done with a variety of fruits and vegetables. I read that you can grow a squash or watermelon inside a clean milk or juice carton and when it is larger, peal away the carton to reveal a 'square' melon!
Oh, the fun you can have on a farm! ;~P
I hope you will try this next year ~ and be sure to show us the pictures!


Nadine said...

We were just talking about that yesterday with some friends while walking amongst their fruit trees!
What fun!


Lori said...

Well, girl, ain't you just the smartest little thing?? I never EVER would've guessed that's how you did it. :)

LDH said...

Dear Lady Farmer,
This is such a fun thing to see! You must have enjoyed watching it grow. I love visiting your place ~ it is always filled with interesting and encouraging posts!
Kindly, ldh

lady m said...

Hello Lady Farmer;

I have also read than you can grow a new rose bush by almost the same method :)

Thank you for shows that you are truly a farmer ~ you have patience to sit still and wait ;)

In HIS Peace,

lady m

cheri said...

So cool!

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...


And I must say, I enjoy the layout of ALL your blogs. Very calm and "easy" on the spirit. And the content matches the layout! It is always a joy to be in your garden or barnyard.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

I know I am a few weeks late reading this post, but it was worth the wait! You are so right there is so much fun you can have on a

Charlene said...

Our friends from France brought my "Hubby" a gift & it was a pear in a beautiful bottle. It was Pear Spirit. The spirit is stronger than alchol. It is consumed in very small quanities like a liquor or after dinner drink. As you drink it you must refill the bottle so that the pear never becomes dry. It comes in a very pretty bottle. I really think it is cool that you did this yourself. I must show this to hubby.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Just found you, have much to explore (your other blogs next) and am so happy!!! This is a fantastic idea that would be fun for my kids to watch & the grown-ups to consume! ;-) I truly appreciate the details and ideas you share in such a 'real" farm style. Also loved the pretty white fence entry for white wednesday! Be back soon... I'm a follower now! :-)