Tag: fruit

How & When To Pick Pears

Know When To Pick Pears

In my corner of the world, this year has been a good year for pears. I have only two pear trees in my small orchard but they are among my personal favorites. The trees are fairly young trees and were planted within the last 7 years or so. One tree is a red Anjou and…

Apple Trees – Selection, Planting & Basic Care

Apple Organic

I own a small apple orchard of about 35 trees. I started my orchard over 27 years ago when I moved to my farm as a new bride. At the time my husband and I had just started to remake his old family homestead.The farm had been left idle for an entire generation and we…

Jams & Jelly – The 4 Things That Make Them

Homemade jams, jellies, preserves and other jellied fruit products are some of the easiest and most rewarding foods for the beginning home canner. They’re lots of fun for the seasoned canner as well. Homemade jellies, jams, semi-soft spreads and fruit butters add a special touch to any meal and make an appreciated gift. There are…