Musing on life in the heart of rural Wiltshire. Well, erm Chippenham actually...
They look lovely. Obviously deserve that first prize.
Thanks Phillip, I'm most chuffed! Last year the badgers at the allotment ate my pears, so it feels especially good to have some to exhibit this time.
A big hug and a pat on the back and a hearty handshake for the prize winning pair, oops, I meant pears. I did get a good chuckle from the title. See, the Americans are not always so serious. :-)Frances
Thanks Frances - I couldn't help myself with that title - I'm so glad it's also 'appreciated' across the pond ;)
Hi,Not a great lover of pears, but they do look good, well done. Gary
I adore pears. Just about the only fruit I do like, in fact. Excellent work!BTW, my OOTS is up. Is there a Mr. Linky?
Well done on your first prize! I don't actually like pears, but I can still appreciate them! :)
They say grow pears for you heirs so I've never bothered with pear trees. You have done really well! Val
Well done! It was our show on Saturday. I didn't exhibit anything but was a steward. xx
Wow, congratulations! I think you are the first person I know who has won first prize at a show. I am SO impressed.
Having just preserved ( froze, chutneyed, wine, jam, dried..) 70 lbs of pears I find it very hard to even look at a plate of the damn things..but yours are lovely....well done!
They look edible unlike mine which have to be stewed to be edible.
That's so annoying!!! Where did my comment go? I came on the minute you posted it and rambled on about Delia Smith's pickled pears and it just disappeared. Honestly, I am disgusted with Blogger today. But well done! xxx
Well deserved - they look delicious too. A pear tree is on my autumn lottie shopping list.
Hi everyone - glad you liked my playing around with an old joke :)For the non-pear lovers I wonder if its because you've not experienced the juicy melting sweetness that a pear offers when it's just right? It's a difficult one to capture, but there's a good chance with this particular variety, Concorde. It's self-fertile and is a cross between Conference and Comice and has the flavour of Comice with the keeping qualities of Conference. Yum!
Well done! I love pears - and your comment above has just made my mouth water. Excuse me while I dribble on my keyboard...
HM - I think dribbling's totally justified :)
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