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!



Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

The pears look absolutely spectacular--look at that color! I have a Bartlett pear tree, a mini-dwarf one, and I don't have the right tree nearby to pollenate it, so I have to graft something on that will do the job next spring. Not sure what this is yet, but I have all winter to figure it out! I like your blog.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Boy have I enjoyed my vist! The pears are beautiful (ours are not as large) and the previous posts on firewood n chickens w/oatmeal also had me nodding my head... What a fun! Now if I could just figure out what to plant beside my coop that prospered n looked pretty... Will have to check back and see what you decide on!

Lexa said...

Boy, I sure wish that I had a pear tree or two. What variety is yours? And I love the wedding story. That is just the kind of wedding that I would want to have!

Treasures Evermore said...

Those look like amazing pears. What kind are they?

I will be picking mine tomorrow...the tree is grafted so will have two different kinds.


April's Homemaking said...

What a great harvest of pears, I am hoping to plant a couple of pear trees in my garden. How wonderful that you can them, and the pear honey sounds delicious!

Sunray Gardens said...

Looks wonderful. Nice to be able go pick your own.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your pears look lovely and a beautiful story too.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Fabulous post to share this week at Cottage Flora Thursday's! thank you! Looks so fun to harvest those pears - i love it that you get to do this! oxox, tracie

Heidi said...

Your pears look yummy and so does that pear honey. Can hardly wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Larry said...

This is what fall's all about! Larry

Candy C. said...

Love the idea of pear honey!
What a great story about the wedding!! :)

Sharon said...

Hello sweet friend :)

How funny, I just made Pear Honey the other day. My recipe called for coconut, but it is so good!
I loved hearing about your daughter's wedding. perfect!

Have a blessed weekend!