Safe Haven Farm has a very old orchard that boasts a variety of geriatric fruit trees. Apricots and pears make up the majority of its contents, though at one time the orchard also had a few mulberry trees and a prickly pear cactus. (No, we don’t know why there was a cactus. No, we don’t know where it came from. And, no, it’s long gone now. After accidentally being run over by the mower a half dozen times, it gave up the ghost.)
The pears are usually ready in September or a bit later in the fall, depending on what kind of weather we’ve had, and if time allows, we usually try to pick them and make all sorts of canned goods.