While leaving the woods from picking black raspberries the other day I saw that an apricot tree was loaded with fruit, some on the ground. Excitment! I really never thought I'd find an apricot tree. I got 10 pounds.
This evening I halved, pitted, and canned 7 pints worth in a light syrup. I think I should have canned them a day earlier because they are pretty soft, but oh well. They got some good color and flavor for the extra day.
I have stumbled onto a variety of things I never expected while on the way to go check on or pick something else. It has happened multiple times now. I haven't mentioned all the times because that would spoil some of my upcoming blog posts for you...haha.
What a great feeling to see another edible when you least expect it. Thank you, Mother Nature!
Image credit: Cale Ruiz