Ralph - Ethel is an awesome turkey, and she makes beautiful babies. I want an Ethel, but haven't found one with her looks and personality yet
Memphis - your girls are so sweet, and I totally agree - working in the yard without the birds is just no funI love how they have to check out everything and inspect progress....
Peeled another three 5 gallon pails of apples today. I'm tired of apples. Tomorrow I'll start on the darn plums for a change of pace. We have literally tons of plums - I don't know who thought the 8 or 10 large plum trees was a good idea.... I'm not fond of pears, so I've just been telling people to come by and pick if they want them; waste of my energy to pick and peel something I don't want to eat
We have 2 apple trees, a pear and a plum tree. I wouldn't normally eat the pears - they are those green conference pears - but I have found that quartering, coring and drying them results in the most delicious candy like dried fruit! We have an old Garland gas stove that always has a pilot light on so we are constantly drying fruit in there this time of year.... try it with a few pears and see what you think.