Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Profile Image Sacodude  🍅🍎🍐🍒🥒🧅🌼🌶🌻🌷🌲🌳🌞

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!

Pyrus communis

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
  • Like Count 12
comment
saco

About to burst! #peartree #treebuds #springishere

33w
  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2021
  • Like Count 14
comment
saco

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

40w
comment
columbiariver

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

40w
comment
crabby58

Yes..plezz.. recipe 😊

40w
comment
anges

Sounds delicious! 🙂

40w
comment
heatherdirtyhands

What's in the bucket?

40w
comment
saco

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

40w
comment
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!

40w
comment
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

40w
comment
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

40w
comment
heatherdirtyhands

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

40w
comment
heatherdirtyhands

I see your zone 6 where u from?

40w
comment
saco

Worcester, Mass @heatherdirtyhands hbu?

40w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
  • Like Count 21
comment
saco

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

1w
comment
crabby58

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

1w
comment
sieveheadsarah

I bet thatโ€™s delicious

1w
comment
saco

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

1w
1w
comment
anges

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

1w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
  • Like Count 22
comment
saco

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

1w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
  • Like Count 28
comment
saco

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

1w
comment
crabby58

Nice harvest.

1w
comment
philstalder

Wow now thatโ€™s a haul. 👍

1w
comment
terrimclaughlin

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

1w
comment
mehul22

😍😍😍😍

1w
comment
gjones

That's a great picking!

1w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
  • Like Count 22
comment
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

1w
comment
charlotte

O yes please 🙂

1w
comment
sherrisgarden

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

1w
comment
crabby58

It's 5:00 somewhere 👍

1w
comment
kypie8

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

1w
comment
kypie8

@saco Pear Cider sounds delicious! 🍐

1w
comment
sherrisgarden

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

1w
comment
lesliecole49

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

1w
comment
kypie8

@sherrisgarden Definitely not alone on that 😂!

1w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
  • Like Count 31
comment
saco

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

1w
comment
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

1w
comment
saco

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

1w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
  • Like Count 30
comment
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

1w
comment
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. 😋

1w
comment
rosechilders101

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

1w
comment
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!

1w
comment
saco

@rosechilders101 come pick as many as you like please!

1w
comment
suzieshadow1227gmailcom

Those Pears look Yummy Saco! 😋👍

1w
comment
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.

1w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2020
  • Like Count 29
comment
saco

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

1w
comment
laketitlow

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

1w
comment
KariSamuel

Nothing better than a tree ready pear! 🍐

1w
comment
gjones

Lots on and they look delicious😋

1w
1w
comment
nsouza

😋

1w
comment
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

1w
comment
nsouza

Wish I could!!! Send us some! 😜😋😋

1w
comment
sharonhayden

Wow and I was impressed with my crop!!

1w
comment
saco

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

1w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
  • Like Count 19
comment
saco

What a character! #cicada #wildlifewednesday

1w
comment
gjones

Is this itโ€™s final colour?

1w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
  • Like Count 11
comment
saco

Busted out!! #wildlifewednesday #cicada

1w
comment
gjones

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

1w
  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
  • Like Count 13
comment
saco

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

1w
comment
treefrog44

Great capture! 💕

1w
comment
saco

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

1w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
  • Like Count 21
comment
saco

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

2w
comment
mn-5a

Beautiful!

2w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 11
comment
saco

#foliagefriday #pear

4w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
  • Like Count 12
comment
saco

#pears #gyo #yummy

4w
comment
gjones

Those look great- sort of look like anjou pears

4w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
  • Like Count 18
comment
saco

Here come the #pear !! #gyo

4w
comment
gjones

Do you know what variety? They look great!

4w
comment
saco

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

4w
comment
gjones

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

4w

>