You may remember my resourceful husband used his trusty roll of duck/duct tape on holiday to fix a myriad of things from splintered decking to repairing holes in the massive rubber rings for the water slides.
This weekend he put his tape to good use in an effort to save our heavily-laden Victoria plum tree. It’s still quite a young tree and this year the amount of fruit was so great, the weary branches kept splitting. We are picking the fruit every day but I still have too much. I’ve seen some recipes on Nova’s blog Cherished by Me and she’s promised to send me one for plum vodka! Now this sounds like my sort of recipe. Hopefully it will turn out better than a disastrous plum crumble which was complete mush, possibly on account of plums being too ripe or the wrong kind of sugar or using self-raising flour – take your pick. Who can mess up a crumble – the easiest recipe in the world? The jam-making starts today: brace yourselves, women of the WI. “And was Jerusalem builded here…..”
The photo below shows the tree also being supported by the clothes prop. It’s an attractive look, isn’t it, but hopefully it will do the trick until the fruit has been harvested.
These photos were taken on Sunday 29 August for Tara Cain’s gallery. She has asked all the gallery-lovers to take a photo on the same day, to coincide with three great bloggers who were going to Bangladesh on Sunday to support and highlight the work of Save the Children.(#Blogladesh)
Isn’t it rather ironic that my photos on that day should show a tree providing a surfeit of fruit, far too much for me to cope with, and yet there are millions in the world who are suffering because of inadequate nutrition?
That’s food for thought.