Friday, 10 September 2010

Foraging The Edible Highway


See it's spreading, I've been keeping these pears under observation for a while and was planning to go back with a ladder, but yesterday afternoon I saw these two 'highway harvesters'. Raiding what I'd come to think of as MY 'Conference' pears.

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SBW

15 comments:

I am Stan said...

Heh heh heh,you`ve left it a little late my friend.

Deus Ex Machina said...

Sometimes, it's the critters and sometimes, ... well, it's not. Maybe, they left you some?

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Stan

I would have thought so too, but the last time I checked they weren't ripe.
Kudos to the girls for getting stuck in though.
SBW

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

D Ex M

I'll not sure I'll get the chance, I need to go south to see the kids. BAH!

SBW

BeMistified said...

Wow how crazy is that? That one is all up in that tree.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

BM

It was hilarious to watch, and they weren't be pleased to find me snapping away or with the news that they were about to be famous online. LOL

SBW

Josh said...

Ah! What a couple of inconsiderate jerks, eh?

As for pears, ask the farmworker (13 Summers in pear orchards)... you don't pick 'em ripe, you pick 'em when the sugars are up, but just before ripe. The top of the pear (by the stem) should be able to depress a little bit with thumb pressure.

I hope they left some for you!

Josh said...

I just read your comments - kids are sweeter than pears, anyway.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Josh
That would be why I usually eat them cooked, the window of opportunity between ripe and mush is so small
SBW

Chad Love said...

They've got their backsides turned to you. You've got a slingshot.
Just sayin'...

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Chad
Ah 'The Committee For People's Justice' I should have known you'd be a member. Too.

SBW

NorCal Cazadora said...

Dude, you've got to defend your claim!!!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Norcal
The camera was doing a good job but I had to boost, still pears maybe over but we've a few patches of damsons that aren't ready yet.
SBW

Le Loup said...

If they are growing anywhere near a road, they will need to be washed really well. We often harvest those trees growing wild on the side of the road, grown from apple cores thrown from the window of a moving vehicle. Even if they are not that good, the chooks will eat them.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

LL

The road they're growing on is quite busy but as the trees are higher than the road I'm OK with eating them, its root veg from lower than the road that I'd really worry about as the airborne pollutants will settle on to the soil.
SBW