Harvest Time

Harvest Time

   nothing will
      eat these
sour apples

   not bears
   or hungry 
      deer

ripe again 
      and ready
like they were 
   this time
last year

      somebody
   picked them
years ago

i guess they
   turned to
      jelly

      maybe
they tasted
   awful

   or maybe
   they were 
      smelly

   nothing will
      eat these
sour apples

   not bears
   or hungry
      deer

ripe again
      and ready
like they were
   this time
last year

6 thoughts on “Harvest Time

  1. abvr

    I haven’t tasted apply jam or jelly. Apricot yes, melon, peach, strawberry and fig jam is really one of my favourite confetti. Growing up sour fig jam was such a delight, home made and jarred by ourselves. I agree we don’t witness these sweet yields as we did in the past. There is such a rush from the orchids and vineyards to ports we don’t get to see and experience as before.. I must say our yield of oranges were the sweetest I experienced in a long time. Oh and I’m quite cross with the monkeys and birds feasting on my papaya which from the first taste is promising a good yield throughout this summer.

    Murray wishing you a blessed Sunday
    Praying for a ripe and ready sweet harvest

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    1. murray robertson Post author

      These might be crabapples.Crabapple jelly was said to be the best. I don’t know. I don’t eat jams and jellies much any more.Until you mentioned it, I had not heard of sour fig jam.

      Monkeys are a little alien to me here in Canada. The only monkeys I usually think about are our national politicians (and the international baboons).

      Happy Sunday!
      m

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      1. abvr

        Lol, I mentioned the monkeys because unlike the bears – here are no bears either – in your region the monkeys are enjoying the fruit from the trees in my garden. The birds too. My trees always offer a healthy yield for domestic consumption.
        Sour figs I must admit is quite a local fruit that grows naturally along the coast. They have a salty sweet taste. So I can imagine not many people are familiar with it. Many years ago it was a household food. Jams are part of the export business here due to the wide the variety of fruits grown here.

        Have a wonderful Sunday evening
        Good night Murray.

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