When some friends invited us to share in the bounty of their organic pear tree, we had no idea what to expect. Upon pulling into the driveway and assessing the size of the tree I figured we'd get a bushel or so.
A bushel or so? HA!
See those baskets? They're half bushel baskets. See the buckets? They're half bushels, too. Then there are the tote bags- they're better than half bushels. The boxes are full bushels. And the Rubbermaid tote? I have no idea.
We brought 11 containers of pears home, and I started with the small containers. I've used three buckets, one basket, and one tote. So far we've gotten 41 quarts of pear halves (and those jars are FULL!), and a gallon of dried pears.
Guess what I'm doing today?