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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A good year for plums

We have 4 or 5 varieties of plums growing on our little farm. Every now and then, we seem to have an off year with a paucity of plums. This is not one of those years, as you can see from these pictures.
We still have to slice out the pit before giving plums to Silas, but he will happily eat one after the other, right from the tree.
A dragonfly landed right in front of me as I was taking pictures and begged me to use the macro setting. So I did.

There are several trees yielding small round purple plums growing behind our house and in the sheep pasture. Every now and then, there is a thunk as one of these plum falls onto the tin roof of the sheep cote and then rolls off. One day, Silas heard it and asked "What's that?" I explained and said the sheep would be very happy because they love plums. Indeed, some of the red plums on the lower branches of this tree fell victim to the sheep's' sweet tooth:
Plum trees aren't the only fruit trees with a nice harvest this year. I've got more to share in the coming days...

1 comment:

cat said...

oh we love plums!! we are actually looking into what varieties grow here and planting in the back "skate-ramp" garden. I want to do fruit trees back there with perennials underneath...and some veggies along the edges.

i love how many plums you have! plum jam, plum pie, plum pudding..oh boy!