In our orchard, we have a few nectarine trees — some of our bigger ones — which produce later in the season; and God graciously granted a goodly amount of fruit on them this year! This time with the fruit, I tried to pick them before they were fully ripe as we’ve had what we believe are critters helping themselves to our edibles out there…birds probably, and we think maybe raccoons too.
Here the nectarines are on the trees:
And then, a couple of the buckets full:
Laid out on the tables to ripen some first, not touching so they don’t cause each other to rot:
Notice our little visitor hanging out in the chair on this one: 🙂
“Soldiers” all lined up ready for their duty of tasting yummy! You might say they’re in the “Nectarine Corp”! 🙂 Best eaten when with them you “Chew Raw!” 😀 (Was that too much?)
Then, it was time to cut up the nectarines and get them on the solar food dehydrator:
Here they are shrunken down and dried:
Collected and ready for storage:
And in their almost final resting place (the final resting place is in our bellies! 😀 )
As always, we are very grateful to the Lord for granting these provisions, and a way to store them without freezing or canning!