Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I brought the tall ladder down from the barn
this morning to pick pears.
The sun was shining warmly and the dew
was sparkling in the orchard grass.
The cats, Harley and Cricket, joined me
in tree climbing and chasing after
wayward fallen fruit!

Of course, the best ones are at the top of the branches!

Ripe for the picking!

Golden sweet and blushing from the sun!

The perfect pair!
(Farmers' Daughter #1 was married in the month of October,
 several years ago, now.
At each place setting at the reception was a beautiful
pear with a ribbon attached that read ~
~M****** and C****~
A perfect pair.
She was married out of doors and a
pear tree stood on either side of the
head of the isle.
So romantic, don't you think?)

I will can most of these pears to add to
the jars filling up the pantry.
Today, I shall make some Pear Honey~
delicious on hot biscuits, toast or waffles!
It amazingly does taste a bit like honey,
though there is not a drop in it!

~Pear Honey~
Yields 12-16 half pint jars

8 cups (about 3 pounds) peeled, cored, and chopped pears
1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple with syrup
10 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Mix all ingredients and cook until pears are tender and mixture thickens, approximately 30 minutes. Place in sterilized jars and seal while still not.
(I got this recipe from Kelli at There is No Place Like Home a few years ago.)

This one will be my lunch!.
How perfect!