To pace! However, that said yesterday was a day when there was little choice as it is that time of year when crops are glutting and all ready at the same time........It all started on Monday evening, as due to weather forecast for heavy rain, we thought best to strip the plum tree which was laiden with fruit (solid downpour and we;d have lost particarly the whole years crop). Over 22kg picked!!! So of course, I was left here to deal with these - 6kg or so were given away to neighbours........I washed, chopped, processed around 11kg, there are still plums left and this does not include the ones in our fruit bowl!
11 large (pickle/mayonaisse sized) jars plum chutney later, fillings for plum pie/crumble done, and 2 litres of plum icecream made - I was wiped out - kitchen looked like a plum murder scene and hub was walking in through the door expecting dinner, with his wife practically on her knees and almost in tears out of shear exhaustion!
Why oh why do we do these things? body is still giving me a good shouting at, after yelling all night (poor hub didnt get alot of kip with me and my pain mutterings).
PS, Fresh plum icecream is rather good and did make some of the effort put in worth it - sure the chutney come winter will go down well too