Hot diggity dog MHF!!
I am already wiping the drool now… I just adore pears. Pear sauce, pear bits, dried pears, fried pears, baked pears, caked pears…all things pears!!
You actually inspired me with your pics of the canning last year and telling of how many you had …. So I bought 15 more fruit trees this year.
I already had 15, but I wanted more!
This year (so far anyway) I bought more: Ayers, Keiffer, and Bartlett. Apples: I bought: Gala, Jonathan, Jonagold, Mutsu, and Honey crisp. (I know Taffy, you said Starks said they were risky, but I found it locally and thought I‘d give it a try… just to see)
Plus: 2 Stella cherries and a Montmorency. The Stellas should pollinate my Royal Anne and the…I forget the other one.
Also bought a Garnet Beauty peach and a Goldmine nectarine to go with my Red Haven, Elberta, and Belle of Georgia.
And… my Mulberry trees, currents, and gooseberries arrived just today. Yay! But now I have far too much to plant, LOL…. Thankfully most are in pots and I have a bit of time.
The garden: Garlic is up. Strawberries are up, (Weeds are UP!) and I’ve planted some potatoes, carrots, spinach, and lettuces all of which are sprouting.
Lilacs are budded up, but no blooms yet.
Dogwoods are just opening up, along with my Redbuds, Crabapple, fruit trees and tulips.
T-shirt weather today to boot….Woohoo!!
*runs off to start hoarding pear recipes*