While we were in IL this weekend, we visited some dear friends from our old church. These friends have many kinds of fruit trees and offered us as many pears as I wanted. The children each picked a Wal-Mart full of lovely, fresh-from-the-tree pears! When I got home and sorted through the pears, throwing out only 2 bad ones, we had one apple box (bushel) FULL of pears! We plan to slice them and can them. Maybe I will think to take a picture of the finished product... maybe.
PRAISE GOD for free pears!