So far we’ve only been bringing in windfall peaches to ripen and eat fresh,
but it won’t be long before they’ll be ripening on the trees and then I’ll be busy, busy, busy preparing peaches for our freezer! slurp. I salivate at the mere thought of tree-ripened peaches!
It’s going to be an especially heavy crop this year.
So heavy DH has propped our older peach tree’s main limbs with boards to help support the weight of So Many Peaches!
The first time we experienced a heavy peach crop, nothing really compared to this year’s, we didn’t know to do this and a major limb split in two very close to this tree’s trunk! ouch.
We’re going to need as much freezer space as possible for the peaches so we’re challenging ourselves to eat All of this fall’s golden raspberry crop fresh. – These berries give us two crops per year, a lighter one in the early summer and a heavier one starting now. – To help us meet this goal I pick them in the evening instead of the morning because they’re more likely to be dry then, which maximizes their shelf life.
You may never get to see more than this many golden raspberries at one time because I’ve been eating as many as I want while I pick and if DH helps, well then far fewer will make it to the house. HAha.
This is the rest of today’s harvest. That’s the tail end of this season’s blueberries, but the green beans are going strong, and our cherry tomatoes are starting.
In a couple of more days we’ll get our first taste of ‘real’ tomato – BLTs anyone?
And there are many more of them to come!
You’d think that at this point we’d be tired of eating fresh fruit from our garden but No!, we’re not, because we know the best is yet to come. . .
Although the golden raspberries wait until evening, there’s still a very good reason for me to get out to the garden early in the morning. . .
Such a well-suited name!
Did you know that they start to fold the minute sunlight hits them?!