The girls picked and ate a few pears, then decided they were ripe enough and picked all the pears they could reach. sigh. They could have used another week or two on the tree. Now I have to hurry up and do something with them before they spoil. I hadn't planned on making more pear butter as I still have some left from last year, so I think I'll try my hand at canning pear halves. There should be enough here for at least a dozen pints.
The husband had the day off today and Oldest begged to go to the beach. We planned to do things around the house:: clean up from a weekend of neglect from being busy with the yard sale, gather more things to sell, take the trash to the landfill, stop at the store, etc etc etc... But it was hot and we really could use a day of relaxing at the beach, so off we went!
It was a good day for the beach, finally hot enough and the water felt just right. We had a picnic lunch and stayed for a few hours and it was just enough to recharge our batteries just a little bit.
Now it's back to the grindstone and we really need to get things ready for The Yard Sale: Round 2!