Great Fruit Year
2014 is turning out to be a banner year on my fruits.
Tart cherries: Pitted and froze 30 quarts. Measured after
pitting. Left the rest for the birds.
Peaches: Just finishing up. My 2 Reliance were late
this year. 2 bushel in the milk house for
canning and lots given to family members.
Pears: At least 4 bushel from Summercrisp. Still
My children decided to "earn money" by walking the neighborhood selling peaches and pears. 25 cents each
or 5 for a dollar. They are doing well.
My first crop of stanley plum (13 plums) is not far away as totally colored up. The Canadice grapes are loaded
and sweet. Not quite colored up enough yet.
What I will do with all the apples and Bartlett pears next
month is a mystery as they are loaded with branches bending. Best crop I every had on my Northern Spy which is always a shy bearer as it blooms when the rest of my apple varieties are about done blossoming.
I do give praise to the Lord for such a blessing as this fruit crop is turning out to be.
The cattle really like any extra Summercrisp pears that fell from the tree! I might as well turn the windfalls and overripe fruit into beef.