|A superb pear, as soon harvested, is passing from a grandson's hand to his grandmother's.|
|Many ways to cook pears!|
In October, we made a trip to a marvelous village south-west of mount Yamaska, St-Paul d'Abbotsford (look at the tourism section on this municipality's site). In the orchard Verger du Relais, we harvested pears and apples to make jams and preserves. Louise wanted to bring back a bushel of 'Beauté Flamande' pears mainly to eat them fresh. To her and her family's delight, we can keep them whole for many weeks in the refrigerator's produce drawer. In fact, one month after this harvest, she still has a good stock of them. She deposits a handful in a basket placed on the counter and let them rippen.
Before departing from the orchard, we spread a blanket over a grass patch bordering the fruit trees and savoured our picnic.
|A Tic Tac Toe game at le Roi de la Fraise|
|A pumpkin field - we found the perfect one for Halloween!|