One thing I love about summer is stone fruits such as plums. Unfortunately, I live in an apartment so I don’t have a plum tree in my backyard. Something to wish for! But I do have someone in my community who does have a tree.
Just before Christmas, we bumped into a lovely lady from my Buy Nothing project group. “Would you like some plums?” she asked. “My trees are overflowing.”
We went to her place that afternoon and her trees indeed overflowing with delicious, tart yellow plums. The cockatoos had made a mess, and my husband Neil helped her clean up a little bit. Then we picked plums – lots of plums. They made the most lovely jam.
Not to be entirely a taker, I also gave her some homemade apple cider vinegar (for some of the plums sauce she was making) and later dropped off some plum jam.
Karma continues to come around. Yesterday, I stopped by to pick up some plastic envelope folders she had listed on the Buy Nothing Project – I was about to go and buy some. I dropped off a DVD of the Miss Fisher movie – she was delighted as she is a Miss Fisher fan.
And when we turned up, she presented me with the most beautiful bouquet of homegrown silverbeet and kale. We ate the silverbeet with dinner – it was delicious!
- A jar of homemade apple cider vinegar
- A jar of homemade plum jam
- Help with a bit of yard cleaning up
- A copy of the Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears movie