Sunday, August 7, 2011
Pears all accounted for :o)just one bag left
This years Pear yield was terrific and we didn't start too soon, it seemed they started ripening all at once.. Our total yield went something like this..
29 quart bags with 1 1/2 lbs each = 53 1/2 lbs for small cobblers..
Plus 6 bags about 5 lbs each to neighbors = about 30 lbs. Total about 83 1/2 lbs WOW Those two Dwarf Pear Trees did a wonderful job this year...We are so grateful. I have some Pears in the dryer that I haven't accounted for yet. I also have ground Pears in the fridge to finish making "Pear Butter" today. I tried the old strainer for the pear butter , but it was too slow..so I pulled out the "Champion" < she worked her motor hot for me...This year I'm going to replace all the things that baby needs..she is worth her weight in gold and then some...All I needed with her was to wash the pears and stick it in her top...she chewed it up like nothing flat. I had to re-arrange things a bit to get the pears into the large freezer..you can see the Pears on the Left side and there are more behind them..I wasn't going to take them out just to take a picture..and yesterday I was too busy trying to get them in before picture taking.The new little freezer is already stuffed .. I have to do some organizing. First cousin came to help, but she was already
tired from her own labors, so I gave her an easy task this time. She was fascinated with "Champion" and "Apple (Pear, Potato) Peeler" and got pretty good operating it :o) To her it was fun, and cool. Those hands weren't used to those doings.