It’s time to gather the very last of whatever may be in the garden. Very cold weather is on its way (a low of 10º? yikes!) and one of the last things hanging on in my yard is the very tough asian pears. They seem to take forever to ripen, even the leaves are just now turning after several hard freezes. So today I will pick the last ones on the tree and pick up the few that have fallen and bring them in, where they will perfume the house with their wonderful scent!