Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Apparently it was too wet during the apricot flowering this year & the bees couldn't do their thing.
Consequently the neighbourhood trees have virtually no fruit.
Yet we go through about three bottles of fruit a week (possibly more now there are 3 fruit bats in the house.
So on Sunday we went for a drive to buy some apricots. Hard to believe after receiving so many free apricots over the years, the plums are still coming in thick & fast. It was worth the drive as we came home with 20 kilos of apricots. The best part was diving in for a swim on the way home, watched by this little baby-in-a-box.
The preserving has begun in earnest and the countdown is on to get it all bottled before we head of camping for the long weekend. A few late nights ahead of me I think!