Homegrown Pears

I had my last homegrown pear for dessert earlier tonight.

It's quite a feat when I think about it. I don't use any sprays, chemicals or insecticides.

Squirrels help themselves to some earlier mid-summer but there still seems to be enough to go around.

Some of the fruit has blemishes but they don't take away from the deliciousness of picking a pear and cutting it open, right there and then.

I store the extra fruit in baskets in my cool garage; the cool temperature helps extend my pear season into Missouri's mid-winter.

Good inspiration and reminder to plant fruit trees in spring!

Do you grow pears n your garden?