Thursday, September 17, 2009

in a pear tree


We're still new to this whole fruit tree thing. Sadly, most of the pears on our pear tree were eaten by bugs (and possibly birds, squirrels and raccoons). Quite a few of them fell to the ground in an over-ripe state and were quickly swarmed by yellow-jackets.

I was able to retrieve one perfect pear. I ate it today and it was THE BEST pear I've ever had. Next year I'd like to try some sort of environmentally safe insect spray. Any suggestions? It needs to be safe to use around dogs, of course.

{ photos by: ME }

5 comments:

nicole said...

ever consider canning? pear jam or ____ pear jam? or just pears for the wintertime! mmmmm.

Michelle said...

That one pear looks gorgeous. You photographed it beautifully.

Pyrethrum based sprays are good organic based insect spray for bugs - keeping the birds away is tough though....

Shanley Knox said...

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jane said...

hey me- your photos are wonderful! hugs! jane

Stephanie Kim said...

that is one damn perfect pear.