Wednesday, October 21, 2009
It's not us being greedy.
Ah, the pear tree again!
We have been coming back to get more pears for a few days again. Picking them is fun, but it takes time and energy to pick each pear, one by one by a long stick. When other fruits fall on the ground we pick them as well and make delicious freshly squeezed juice. By now we have about 100 lb of pears. And it is not that we are greedy, it's just a shame to let them go to waste.
It is amazing how many people saw us picking them up and approached surprised to see that the tree was covered with pears. One Recreational Area employee said that he had been working there for 10 years and had never noticed pears on the tree. There was an Asian family that were having a picnic and came to ask us what we were picking. There was a family from Israel, asking the same question next day we were busy harvesting. Then there was a couple that have been taking their dog for a walk in the area for some time already and they, too, had admitted, that they were not attentive enough to notice the pear tree.
So we have been sharing the juicy pears with friends and mostly our Tata has been having a great time since he was able to pretend to be a kid again and climb the trees. Plus the box got filled up so much faster!