Thursday, July 03, 2008

I Interrupt This Whining to Show Today's Harvest



Plums!

In our backyard, we have two purple leaf plum trees. Everything I can find out about such trees is that they are largely ornamental and fruit from them is "negligible," however this year our trees produced fruit. It's true that the branches aren't bent and breaking from a surfeit of plums as I've seen some plum trees do when they produce, but it's more than enough to meet our needs and wants.

I've never made any kind of jam or preserve before, but I think the kids and I might try this freezer recipe. And maybe make some plum bread as well.

Or maybe we'll just eat them all.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow! They look great. :)

Kelsey said...

Oh YUMM Yumm!

Marc V said...

Ay, wots that, no plum puddin'?! 'Aven't you ad yore meat first?
At the Taterbed the Spuds are enjoying the first real harvest from our 4 blueberry bushes planted in front of the house (we had a few handfuls last year). On Tuesday we picked off nearly a half gallon, and I'll probably go pick some more tomorrow morning. This was primarily from two of the bushes. The other two are a different variety and are ripening a little slower, which is OK as it will extend the blueberry eating season.
[Have you noticed how expensive blueberries have stayed this year ... scandalous.]

Patricia said...

I once had a story about a smoke detector that involved me ripping the thing out of the (cathedral) ceiling one time when Chuck was gone (in the middle of the night, of course), with a phone tucked in my pocket and the kitchen door unlocked, so that the 911 people wouldn't have to break down the door when I called after tumbling down from the ladder. Happy days...

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