Maximum temperature here today 31⁰C, minimum 13⁰C. Dry. 12km/h South-Easterly winds with gusts up to 24 km/h.
Apologies for lack of blogs and lack of visits, but with the dehydrator not working, I had to keep up with bottling, and then when the dehydrator returned in working order, there was still a lot of figs (and they have not stopped yet) to be prepared for dehydrating. I am sorry that I did not weigh all the fruit but I didn't. We have though 5 large bags of quartered figs dry and a couple of bags of sliced figs also dry. Now the apples are ready! I have already bottled some stewed, and some apple sauce from the fallers. But will pick out a few good ones for dehydrating, we have two Granny Smith apple trees. In between we rescued a few quinces from the top of the tree, thankfully there was not a lot this year. The quinces made up 4 large bottles of fruit and 8 jars of jelly. Oh, and of course an overload of haricot beans meant bottling curried beans which we prefer to frozen.
|Speckled wood (Pararge aegeria).|