|Photo credit: Lyn Fenwick|
Unfortunately, 2020 there was a late frost and it killed the plum crop. We had shared most of the jelly I canned, and we were down to our last jar this spring. We had a light freeze this year, and I was afraid that there would be no plums again. I watched carefully, and I was delighted to see that the freeze had not killed the plums. I could hardly wait!
Then, disaster struck! Someone sprayed along both sides of our road, where I love to pick the plums. If you remember an earlier blog, I photographed one particular area where the plums are particularly large. That is one of those large plums hiding in the sprayed bushes. Obviously, even if a few of the plums survived the spraying, we could not have risked eating them.
|Credit: Lyn Fenwick (More Sprayed bushes)|
Our pasture is unplowed prairie, and since we don't have cattle, the plum bushes have practically taken it over. We keep planning to get rid of some of the bushes, but we keep putting it off. The creatures love it, and both times I walked up to check on the ripening plums, I scared up a deer.
For those of you hunters who read my blog, it is posted NO HUNTING.
|Photo Credit: Lyn Fenwick|