It's that time of year when the new fruit are starting on the prickly pear cactus
so I harvest last year's fruit!
I give them a good drive through the food processor-not too fine
but enough to release all the soft insides from the heavy skin!
I put the slurry into the big pickling jar and add a bit of water.
I give it a good stir and then take it outside....
...so it can ferment for a week!
(I am making a prickly pear cactus dye pot
so next week I will be dyeing some yarn or roving for spinning!)