An old friend and I were out blackberry picking this morning. We drove around to a few places looking and found some. Then Bob remember this place where he used to farm when he was a young man(some 60 years ago), but wed have to walk back in. We parked the car and made our way down through a field and into a brushy woods. Then we happened upon an old brick/stone foundation all grown over with weeds and vines. Looking around we noticed some nice looking apple trees out in back. It must have been quite the homestead in it's time. As we neared the trees we saw a smaller tree with purple fruit on it. A plum tree!!! How cool it was. They may be common elsewhere, but here they are extremely rare. Especially one thats been uncared for as long as this one has. The fruit while still not even close to ripe was extremely sweet. We picked a bowlful and brought them home. We also picked some of the apples. Bob thinks they are yellow transparents!! They are extremely tender and absurdly sweet. They were at their peak of ripeness. How lucky we were!! Im really inspired by the bounty mother nature put up for us today. If some people could please suggest some ideas on how I can preserve the plums and the apples I would genuinely appreciate it. We can go back and get more. I was thinking apple sauce for the apples cause they are already very soft. Maybe jelly or something for the plums? I dont know what kind they are, but even being hard like I said, they are very sweet. Lucky day!