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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So Many Pears

Its that time of year again, time for picking and processing everything in the garden. This week I froze beans, and made a couple batches of blackberry jam. And we were overrun with pears. We ate a bunch fresh, of course, because they are one of those garden things that taste best freshly picked from your own tree. But I also made pear cake,


Actually, I made a couple of cakes, one went into the freezer. I also made a batch of Pear-Apricot Chutney. This is great on pork in the winter. Its also pretty fine poured over cream cheese, and eaten on crackers.  


I dried a bunch of pears also. We like to toss them into granola or oatmeal, and Weasley likes the occasional piece, too.


We did make time for some fun stuff. Tonight we had the last of the summer S'Mores before the girls head off to school.


Isn't it fun to play with lights and the camera at night? 


And what has Weasley been doing all this time, you might ask? Well, he has been playing bunny pinball. This is when a blind bunny tries to find his way to his litterbox/blanket/sunny spot in a room that is rapidly filling up with gear that is being gathered for the new college kid. The geography of this room changes daily (maybe even hourly), as things are purchased, inspected, played with, packed, unpacked, repacked, etc. Its actually looking fairly contained in this picture. If you look way in the back, you can see that Weasley has reached his destination, after bouncing off most of the contents of the room.


He's actually managing pretty well, and in a few days, the room will be all his again. The day is coming way too fast.

As for sewing, well, there hasn't been much of that around here this week. I do have one fun project completed. I'll show you that on Friday, because its a gift, and I don't want to spoil the surprise for the recipients.

6 comments:

The Fab Furs said...

The wonders of the garden have become wonders of the kitchen. All the activity might just serve to keep Weasley on his toes and not vegetating in a corner somewhere. Good luck in getting everything packed up.

Jade said...

Mmmmmmmmm, pears! Yummyyummyyummyyummyyummy!

Poor Weasley--bunny pinball does not sound like fun, although I suppose the challenge of it could be a source of stimulation for the bunneh brain. He won't know what to do with himself once he gets his room back.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Weasley must be feeling very disorientated!

My parents have a pear tree in their garden, it doesn't have many fruit these days, but when I was growing up we had so many pears it was amazing, though my mother wasn't as imaginative with them as you seem to be!

Lisa said...

Every summer you make me so jealous with your wonderful fruit garden! Pears and Blackberries and Raspberries are pretty much my favorites!

Poor Weasley. He probably thinks you're doing all this to mess with him. "Why do they keep moving all this stuff around!?" He doesn't know.

Wishing each of the ladies a wonderful back to school journey, and a fulfilling and enlightening semester. Enjoy it!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Pear-apricot chutney!!! OMG!!! YUMMMMMMMY!!!

Weasley is such a good boy for putting up with all that disruption of his space. Hannah would just get mad and pee wherever to show her disapproval!

Back to school. Such a fun time in their lives. I hope they treasure every minute.

xx, shell

Michele at Sweet Leaf said...

You'll love the pears in January! It's worth the work now.

And the light show--Isn't that fun playing with the camera!