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saco

I am a city gardner in zone 5/6. Dramatic temp swings in this area with cold winters, and hot summers. Love to grow my own fruit and veggies!

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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saco

About to burst! #peartree #treebuds #springishere

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
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saco

Finally the pear/apple jack is finished and ready to be thoroughly enjoyed!! #gyo #pear #homemade #hooch #smallbatch #partytime

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columbiariver

I'm intrigued. How do you make this delightful sounding drink?

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crabby58

Yes..plezz.. recipe 😊

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anges

Sounds delicious! 🙂

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heatherdirtyhands

What's in the bucket?

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saco

The bucket is filled with ground up pears, and some apples @heatherdirtyhands the juice to make jack with

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saco

The recipe is very basic, from colonial times, George Washington used to make apple and pear jack. Grow some fruit, harvest, juice or press fruit, add some sugar, ( to boost alcohol), add fermaid, add some champagne yeast and let it ride!! Freeze outdoors, remove ice, repeat. @heatherdirtyhands @anges @crabby58 @columbiariver what doesn't freeze, is delicious alcohol pear/ apple jack!

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heatherdirtyhands

Why is it so brown? Are the pears and apples just turnibg that color like over ripe ones? And why is it called Jack? I thought it had something to do with Jack Daniels lol

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saco

No idea why it's called jack, maybe cause it'll jack you up, hehee, @heatherdirtyhands most apple cider, pear ciders are a brownish tint when juiced

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heatherdirtyhands

Lol I wanna get jacked!! And I just asked because it looked so thick I thought it was caramel or something

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heatherdirtyhands

I see your zone 6 where u from?

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saco

Worcester, Mass @heatherdirtyhands hbu?

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
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saco

About 10-12 lbs of pears have turned into 7 half pint jars of pear butter. #homemade #pearbutter #gyo

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crabby58

That's great. 👍 Canning is a lost art โคโค @saco

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sieveheadsarah

I bet thatโ€™s delicious

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saco

Thanks all @dirtgirlworld @crabby58 @aprilll @sieveheadsarah pretty tasty, kept it simple, lil vanilla, cinnamon, brownsugar, orange peels, and crockpot did most the work

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anges

Yum! I'll have a go at this I think 😀😋

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saco

What do you do with all those pears harvested this season? Make some easy crock pot pear butter. #gyo #wastenotwantnot #pearbutter #sotasty

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saco

This evenings haul. #pears #tomatoes #gyo #fallharvest

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crabby58

Nice harvest.

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philstalder

Wow now thatโ€™s a haul. 👍

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terrimclaughlin

Iโ€™m coming over to get some of those great looking pears!! They look delicious 🤗😊💕

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mehul22

😍😍😍😍

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gjones

That's a great picking!

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saco

Did some juicing today! About 70lbs of pears for just shy of 5 gallons, time to get brewing!! #pear #pearjuice #gyo #massachusetts #fallharvest #pearcidertime

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charlotte

O yes please 🙂

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sherrisgarden

Haha !! I thought it was chocolate ice cream & thought man those are big buckets !! 🤣🤣

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crabby58

It's 5:00 somewhere 👍

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kypie8

@sherrisgarden 😆 I thought the one on the left was filled with clay & the other one looked like a chocolate milkshake

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kypie8

@saco Pear Cider sounds delicious! 🍐

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sherrisgarden

Ok so I wasn't alone on that @kypie8 🤣

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lesliecole49

I've had hard apple cider and apple Jack, but not pear, sounds good I'll bet it's sweet

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kypie8

@sherrisgarden Definitely not alone on that 😂!

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saco

#pear of the day. #gyo #freshpicked #massachusetts #fallcrops

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lesliecole49

I've come to the conclusion that my pears are asian pears, roundish, crispy and brown rough skin. Best for cooking. Unfortunately they have been hit with a nasty rust and I'm going to have to have them taken out. They are nice older trees and I've never gotten more than a couple pecks of good pears off them. On the brighter side, I'll get a lot more sun on that side

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saco

These trees are 30+ years old now!! @cyndi

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saco

Haven't picked one off the trees yet, just gathered up some of the nice ones from the ground this afternoon. #pears #gyo #bigyield #fallharvest #freshisbest #massachusetts

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lovestogarden

This photo gives me great pleasure. My grandmother had a pear tree on her farm. She raised cattle and when visiting, we were to pickup all the pears (too mealy to eat) and feed them to the cows. My grandmother laughed at us "city girls" as we would hand feed the pears to the bravest of the herd. 😂 Oh we always had such fun. After a long time of this, some got so used to us, that when they saw us, they would come running and bringing the whole herd with them. 😂👏👏 Thanks for the memories. 😋

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rosechilders101

🤤 I mean... if you want to send some my way... I won't complain 😅 haha

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saco

Thanks for sharing your wonderful "city girl" story, love it! @lovestogarden glad this pic brought back some good times for you. I really could us some cows to help eat them, so many go to waste it's shameful!

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saco

@rosechilders101 come pick as many as you like please!

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suzieshadow1227gmailcom

Those Pears look Yummy Saco! 😋👍

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lovestogarden

What about making some pear butter, or even easier, can them in a light syrup. You could give them as gifts. 🤔 Just a thought.

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
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saco

#pears are ready!! #gyo #peartree #signsoffall #bigyield

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laketitlow

Is that your pear tree? Yummy. I bet the squirrels like to eat them too.

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KariSamuel

Nothing better than a tree ready pear! 🍐

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gjones

Lots on and they look delicious😋

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nsouza

😋

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saco

Please come pick all you want @alif @nsouza @suzieshadow1227gmailcom @gjones @KariSamuel @laketitlow and all I have 2 very large, high yielding trees here, fruit just falling off

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nsouza

Wish I could!!! Send us some! 😜😋😋

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sharonhayden

Wow and I was impressed with my crop!!

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saco

I have 2 giant trees here, too much fruit to handle for me @sharonhayden

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saco

What a character! #cicada #wildlifewednesday

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gjones

Is this itโ€™s final colour?

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saco

Busted out!! #wildlifewednesday #cicada

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gjones

Theyโ€™re kinda scary looking. Do they change colour as they mature?

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saco

Pretty gross, but wicked cool! #cicada emerging this morning! #wildlifewednesday

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treefrog44

Great capture! 💕

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saco

Thankyou @treefrog44 @cyndi I've only seen this on Nat Geo nature show before, such a cool experience this morning.

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saco

The butterflies and the bees loving this juicy pear. #butterfly #bee #beefriendly #fall

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mn-5a

Beautiful!

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saco

#foliagefriday #pear

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saco

#pears #gyo #yummy

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gjones

Those look great- sort of look like anjou pears

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saco

Here come the #pear !! #gyo

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gjones

Do you know what variety? They look great!

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saco

I'm not sure, the delicious kind!! Hehee so many this season @gjones

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gjones

😂😂 what do you plan to do with them all?

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