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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pear Pickin' Time

Our pear tree out-did itself this year. 
It is tall and skinny and close to thirty years old.

Her limbs are hanging low. One limb has already broken off this year, 
I am afraid more will break.

A lot of the pears are still  small and most of the largest pears are out of reach, 
so we got  out our 12 foot ladder and climbed up, up, up after the big ones.

We worked as a team. 
The person on the ladder threw them  down and the one on the ground caught them in a fish net to keep them from bruising.

We picked quite a  bit. In addition to filling Mom's old pan, we filled two large baskets.

What will you be doing this week?
I guess we will be canning pears.

Posted by Janet Smart  on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. That tree sure is full. It's been a good year for the fruit trees. Our apple trees did the same thing. We've picked so many off of them to keep the limbs from breaking and some broke in spite. Made a lot of jelly and applesauce this year.. Don't work to hard.

    1. Hi Susie, our apple tree is full,too. The apples are taking their time getting big, though. Just like the pear tree, most of the big ones are up high.

  2. Hi JANET,
    Nice to hear from you again. Boy those are a lot of pears! My daughter has a pear tree and she got a lot this year too. Maybe its a good year for fruit.
    Nancy Jo

    1. Hi Nancy. I think it is a good year for fruit. Except for my berry vines. They didn't do good at all this year.

  3. WOW!! Lots of good eating there! Pear preserves are my favorites. I can remember, as a child, eating big yellow pears for a snack when I got home from school and soon making a dash to the outhouse. :)

    1. I've made pear butter before and it kinda tastes like apple butter. And, I have also made pear preserves, it is so pretty, it sparkles like gold in the jar.


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