I'm making another batch of pear pie filling. I went out to pick up pears, and discovered that most of the ones on the ground were already eaten. I think the possums, skunks, and raccoons have realized that it's pear season. I got some, but I had to get a stick to knock a few more off the tree, enough for half a bucket, which fills the pancake bowl and then the medium-round crockpot. So then we cleaned the pears and put them on to cook. Yay us!