Dried Fruit

320px Dry fruitAs recorded in 1930 by William W. Thorup, Son

We dried fruit in “them thar days” too, as sugar was expensive.  Plums, pears, apricots—these we split in two, took out the stone and laid them on the roof of the house, barns, chicken coops, etc., covered with netting to keep the flies off them and then stored them in flour sacks.