Plum on Silk

Have squished some Davidson plums onto a couple of  silk scarves  and wrapped them up for a week or so…. I always have trouble not to open the bundles I make…..The plum is a great pink purple and travels into a blue as well. I was gifted the last batch from a friend (my trees have finished bearing) who then sent me on a wild food forage for more and Bingo we found them.

Bundled up and a 20 minute steam

Both of these scarves has been coloured previous and thus the different results….

 

 

I have one last one wrapped up which is mine, I have included some gum leaves and wrapped it round an old iron bolt will show you the results latter… and will stop myself  from unwrapping it too soon! The rest of the spoils will be made into jam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quince Count

The count is in and there was 7kg of Quinces came off the broken branch! I made a pot of Davidson Plum Jam ( had about 750 grams of plums ). The Bananas are ripening and delicious great colour, different to shop bought .ImageImage

 

We welcomed 4 new girls( Araucana) to our chook house they are settling in. We are hopping they will start to lay before Winter and the exciting thing is that they lay blue eggs ! I’m guessing that we will have one with blue eggs and three with maybe green ? My theory is their leg colour will determine the egg colour ..

 

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Davidson Plum

I was so excited to see these little purple/blue plums on the ground … our trees have fruited for the first time .

This Australian native plum makes the best jam in the world , other than quince of course. We have four trees growing three have fruit now and the other is in flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have made one batch of Quince jelly with the first of the fallen fruit, I have not beaten the fruit flies but am able to cut around the pests and use most of the fruit.

One branch is so heavy with fruit that it has broken! I will have to weigh up the spoils when I pick them all.

 

I am keen to squash some of the over ripe plums on to a silk scarf and bundle it  up for a while, we have a rainy day here today so that will be a good indoor project ……