16 July 2012

Way Up High in the Peach Tree

For the past couple of weeks I have been very busy pickin' peaches. The raccoons and other varmints and me are in competition for these tasty little treats. I gather as many ripe'ns as I can during the day and then the night critters come out and try to sneak and eat (waste) as many as they can at night. The next morning is a mess with peach pits and half eaten peaches on the sidewalk and in the yard! 

But my o' my are the peaches GOOD this year! Last year, due to the drought, we only had THREE peaches. I was able to get one and the raccoons got the two. 
It was a miserable summer, last year! 

Not this year tho! I have canned and froze peaches so I can enjoy them in the winter time. I have been making peach smoothies and today I made peach salsa. I am also thinking about making a peach cobbler (even tho I am not a big fan of sweets but I am running out of ideas!)

I am very thankful for such a wonderful summer we have had. It has been so much more pleasant than the previous. Even today I am hanging out on the farm without any air conditioning. Yes, it is a bit warm, but it is nothing compared to what usually happens in a Texas July. 

The best part of no A/C, and the reason why I will endure a bit of heat, is so I can have the doors open to hear the hummingbirds fly, the cows beller', and even the salt trucks go by. It is nice to have that fresh air and even better when it is rather cool! 

Happy Summer to Everybody. 

P.S. Now that I am about plum tired of peaches...the figs are bountiful and are almost ready for pickin'! On to more canning and freezin'! -which is a great problem to have :)

1 comment:

  1. I know that you thoroughly enjoy waking up in the morning and having the luxury to be able to go outside and pick a peach or fig for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and maybe a sneaky snack too. Even going to the garden and picking those vegetables or herbs to you choosing to make a meal is gratifying and pleasant. It is nice to be self-sufficient and enjoy the “fruits” of your labor!