Sunday, 17 July 2016

Too much fruit

We always seem to get a lot of fruit here.  If the weather was bad for the pears, then it will be a bumper crop of apples.  No apples?  Then it will be plums.  What I haven't seen before is a bumper crop of just about every fruit we have.  Thankfully we did a hard prune on the peach tree or it too would be overwhelmingly full.  But as it stands, cherries, plums, apples, and pears are all loaded to the point where the weight of the fruit breaks the branch.  

late Italian prune plums

These little lizards are everywhere

We've spent a lot of time lately putting up (preserving) fruit for winter.  Plenty of dry plums.  Some Mango chutney, no mangos, and our first attempt at lactofermented plums (delicious).  

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