Monday, September 8, 2008

Bountiful Pears...


pears
Originally uploaded by cshella
We have four pear trees on our property that we planted two years ago. We will get about thirty pears from those trees this year. Our neighbor, Mr. Miller, (he is the gentleman whom we bought the property from) has two very old pear trees on his property. He called me last week and told me that he has never seen them bear this much fruit before. He asked if Andrew and I wanted them? He said that he was never going to eat that many pears. Andrew and I and the girls went over there and picked the pears from his trees. I figured we would get thirty to forty pears. I was wrong, we got a whole bunch more than that! When we were done picking we had filled three five gallon buckets of pears! Andrew is making some pear wine. I will let you know in a few months how that turned out. His father made wine as a hobby for years, mainly apple and boysenberry. He got pretty good at it. So Andrew is going to follow in his father's footsteps and make some wine.

7 comments:

sara said...

oooooooooh!!! Awesome! I'm interested to know how it turns out! I used to have a friend who made apple cider, the hard kind, and it was always terible. LOL! I hope your husband is better at this thm my friend.

kelly said...

My Dad used to make wine too! On top of the furnace with Welch's grape juice--it could knock your socks off! I'll bet the pear wine will be good and I little more mellow.

Lisa Renéa said...

Cassie, oh I hope it turns out well! My pop used to make cherry wine. Delicious, but potent! Love the pear jam. Girlie, your always creating something cool!

Heather said...

wow! thats an amazing pear crop and pear wine sounds delish!~

Katherines Dream said...

Lovely, my parents made pear wine many years ago now! we had two pear trees which were always so full of fruit, so it was a great way of using them up.

kari and kijsa said...

Those look delicious...and the wine sounds interesting and fabulous!
Sunday blessings,
kari & kijsa

Terri said...

Ummmm Cassie....Pear wine sounds lovely!!