I know that it is well into the month of May, but even though I didn’t get around to blogging for a couple of months it doesn’t mean we weren’t doing things. As this is firstly a record for me of our goings on I’m just going to do a few catch up posts, starting with the second half of February. Thank goodness for taking lots of photos, or I would have had know idea what we were doing back then.
February was when our solitary plum tree was ready to be picked. All our other fruit trees bore no fruit this year, as we had a severe frost in October, which knocked most, and then when we had the extreme temperatures in January our apple tree shed all its fruit.
It is only a spindly tree, but had a surprising amount of fruit. It is the “President” variety. They have a green flesh and the stones come out clean. Perfect for cooking, as it also comes up a nice rich deep plum colour.
I had lots of helpers with the picking.
The final yield.
I gave lots away, ate some straight out of the bucket and didn’t get to do anything with the rest. Life just got in the way. Mum made sauce and put some on the church fete. I went and bought it. She doesn’t know that, but it was a win for everyone.
I did get a little domesticated on one front.
Much better. I just have to keep it tidy.