Saturday 14 September 2013

Fruit Picking at Nana's House

This week seems to have really flown by, and I don't feel as if I have had much playtime with Ruby. The weather has really turned and I can't believe how cold and wet it's been; I don't want to say it but I think autumn is on its way! I've even had to resort to putting the heating on!

After school one afternoon this week, we went over to my mums house and managed to enjoy some outdoor fun before the rain set in!

Over in the chicken run are several fruit trees; Ruby helped Nana and Grandad pick some of the fruit from the trees.

It ended up being quite fun as my mum kept telling my step dad where she could see ripe plums, and my step dad had to keep moving the ladder and trying to reach the plums right at the top of the tree.

Lots of the plums got eaten before they were brought back to the house.

We then went into the hen house and collected some eggs which we are going to use this weekend to bake a cake.

The cooking apples were not quite ready to be picked, but I'm already desperate to eat home-made apple crumble.

My mum has got loads of plums, so if anyone has a good recipe for them, I would be very grateful?


  1. Sounds lovely. I had to look at the photo twice - thought you had some funny-looking eggs, then realised they were plums!

  2. I went blackberry picking this weekend and can't wait to make blackberry and apple crumble! I've also put the heating on and a bit of me quite likes it!

  3. Oh no we've still had the ceiling fan on at night- certainly not ready for heating.
    Must be nice to make cakes from eggs you know have just been laid. We always used to pick the apples off the tree as close to October as the tree would allow.

  4. My mother-in law always used to make plum jam and it was very good. I don't have the recipe though.

  5. Sounds like you are having fun. Gabrielle made apple and blackberry crumble with her grandma the other weekend and really enjoyed it x

  6. Those plums look delicious - and would be great for jam or as a base for a sponge pudding! It's so rewarding to pick and gather your own produce and such fun for the children to join in with. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  7. there is nothing nicer than home made apple crumble