We risked our lives for these pears

This morning Grant and I climbed a ladder to pick these Bartlett pears. The pears were at the top of the tree so we extended the folding ladder as far as it would go. (The tree is too small to lean an opened ladder up against it.)

Next time we harvest from that tree will be in a few weeks when its co-fruit becomes ripe. We’ll have a large harvest of tiny Asian pears. We’ll probably dehydrate them.

Besides the dropped fruit that we salvaged over the past few weeks, this is our first and last real Bartlett pear harvest from this tree this season. It’s probably about 25 pounds.