With a handful of beans, anything is possible! Look at Jack!
It has been a bountiful week! There’s a lot of food coming out of the garden and from around the property. All that weeding, watering and waiting is starting to pay off! I do love the growing part, spending time in the garden is definitely a favourite activity. But equally as much I like doing things with the gifts from the garden. I hardly left Lismore at all this week – I was having too much fun in the garden and in the kitchen.
While the chilies were drying yesterday, I started my research on harvesting pears – and am I ever glad I did! I had no idea they are to ripen OFF the tree. I found a great resource on the Oregon State University website and when I tested my pears THEY WERE READY! Too bad we weren’t!
We got the bottom level of the tree picked using our 4 foot step ladder, but we definitely needed to get our orchard ladder sooner rather than later. Off we drove to Home Depot and while they were out of stock of orchard ladders, we did manage to pick up a good 8 foot combination ladder. We have about 3/4s of the tree picked already – 110 lbs. They are now nicely ripening in our basement and destined for McBarley’s, the local cidery!