This means to me fresh fruit as well as pies and crumbles, jams and apricot chicken for dinner. Pies for the whole family and the freezer and a years worth of jam... and jams for gifts as well. It's amazing that one small tree can provide all of that!
I've saved jars all year and have a collection of deep dish pie plates I use every season. In mid winter getting an apricot pie out of the freezer for a hot winter desert is just beautiful!
Sometimes I have other fruit, last year I had a huge quantity of nectarines and also plums. Between all this we had deserts and jams for a whole year and they were all beautiful.
I love this time of year! The abundance of all this is just wonderful.
Everyday I check on the fruit and as it ripens then minute the first peck from a bird I'm out there picking the fruit!
When we bought this house and when we first inspected it the apricot tree had ripe apricots on it. I thought it was a sign this was our perfect house as apricots are Andys favourite fruit! And yes he says "there is an apricot tree!" the minute he sees it.
I had a beautiful parcel from my friend Helen. Her parcels are the greatest joy to open! I have to show you this Christmas ornament she sent me... it's so beautiful and lovely for our tree...
Thank you Helen I just love it!
And I want to say hi to a lady called Mrs Tiggywinkle... I hope you see this. I had a lot of blog traffic from a site I used to write for so I followed the link back to see what was causing this flow of traffic. And there was Mrs Tiggywinkle telling people she loved my blog! Thank you so much! Please comment so I might find out who you are! xxx