The plums have been getting ripe at a crazy fast rate.
Yesterday I picked right at 9 pounds. Almost every day this week, I’ve picked 8 – 10 pounds. We gave some away, knowing we’d have more than we could possibly use. Today I’m going to make some jam.
We need to get the ladder out to the orchard and pick the plums that are higher up than I can reach. One we pick those, there won’t be a lot left on the tree. I’m sure by Sunday, the plums will be done. Not sure what I’m going to do with them all. I’ll probably run a lot of them through the food mill and freeze portions to make plum crisp, plum bread and a couple of other plum recipes I like.
After the plums . . it will probably be more peaches. Then pears, then way later we’ll have pomegranates. Somewhere in there we should get figs. Jujubes will make til frost, as will the figs. The fruit trees keep me busy and I’m not complaining. I’m always thankful for the fruit.