|The pear harvest|
Unfortunately because the garden was neglected for a while, including while the fruit was forming on the trees, there is quite a codling moth problem in the apples, pears and quinces which we need to work on for next season. Apparently having chickens running around the garden is a good way to control codling moth - just another reason to get some chooks soon.
There's no way we were going to eat all of the pears so we decided to try drying some of them. That meant peeling them.
|No shortage of pears to peel and slice|
|Some were better than others|
|Sliced pears in water and lemon juice plus the scraps|
|In the dryer at the start. I love the way they look like chips|
|After nine hours in the dryer. Ready to go|
|The first jar|