Posted 10/13/2021 09:24 (#9266454 - in reply to #9266244) Subject: RE: Preparing for winter
dairyman78 - 10/13/2021 06:28 They didn't grow any potatoes on our land this year, but the fellow who rents our land grows them in neighboring fields. He told me to take all I want as they will just be destroyed when they rework the fields. Like you stated they sure are good fresh from the field. Also I am old school and hate to see things go to waste. Like Deb stated we have been giving most of them away. I was going to kid John Burns that I could donate a couple of buckets to him!
Funny you say that. We have a pear tree we planted a few years ago that is just loaded with pears this year. We limit ourselves to one a day when we go out to feed fish (low carb diet for the few that might not know - pears are not low in carbohydrates). Carolynn has been canning them and making pear butter for MIL & FIL. We have been giving them away to family and neighbors. And the tree still has a few bushels of pears left on it that are ripe and need picked. I'm like you and hate to see them go to waste. Will probably pick some today and take a bag to my doctor and his nurse. They are delicious and I could eat a half dozen of them a day if I would let myself, but I don't want to get back to a hundred pounds over weight.
Poor little tree had limbs touching the ground it was loaded so heavily with fruit.