Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

As the seasons change….

This has been my trusty Market Shopper.  It’s accompanied me to our local farmer’s market and a variety of other happenings lately.

I think that this Friday will be the last Market of the season.

I generally have mixed emotions as each season comes to an end.  I know for some it seems like summer ended a while back but I’ve still been hanging on to remnants of it.  We did have a pretty good freeze this week {30°} so that helps me to make the official transition to fall…which makes me long for a hard, cold, snowy winter!

My own garden/orchard is winding down too but I still have [some] apples and pears and lots of potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and [hopefully] some tomatillos [just waiting for them to do their thing…I’ve been told that you know they’re ready when they drop off the vine…if they don’t freeze first].

I really love pear.

I don’t find it as versatile for my family as apple but I still love it.

It’s a beautiful fruit!

I made this Pear Custard Pie this week.  Oh, so Yummy!…and it just got better on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th day!  Next time I would make it a day ahead.

The goats and chickens are benefiting from the garden clean-up!

October 10, 2011 - Posted by | garden, goats, healthy living, home life, in the kitchen, market shopper, my neck of the woods!, news from home


  1. Yum, that recipe sounds wonderful. Yes, Fall is hear but we haven’t had freezing temps – yet! Love the pink crumble bag. Mind always seem to be blue or brown. Enjoy the week!

    Comment by junebug | October 10, 2011 | Reply

  2. Pears… YUM! If you have a dehydrator you can peel the nicely ripe pears, scoop out a little extra of the seed area, dip them in a light honey/water dip and then plop a large spoonful of crushed pineapple in the hole. Dry till the pear feels “like the ear lobe”…not crispy and not mushy in the middle! I love those for Christmas! Thanks for all you share… I work away from home for months at a time and yearn for the time when I can have my milk goat and garden year ’round. You fill my gaps in!

    Comment by Lizzy Bean | October 12, 2011 | Reply

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