I wasn’t the only one eager to pick peaches yesterday. This morning, several peaches were hanging in the bottom of the netting, so I figured it was time to pick them all, ripe or not. Two were chewed up and gross, four were slightly bitten, but six peaches were pristine. They even all smell like […]Read More Is there a pear in there?
Two peaches! So round, so pretty, so fragrant. You can tell which one is really ripe by the beak mark in the shoulder. But I haven’t dared to eat them yet.Read More In which I dare to pick a peach
The garden is filled with fruit that just ain’t ripe.Read More All this rain better make my fruit trees ripen!
I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for the peaches and the pears hanging small and round and scentless to ripen. The peaches have been rockhard so long, I even had time to drape some netting over the tree to keep the birds out. (I have no faith that the netting will do anything more […]Read More Hey, peachie, you dropped something
The last two years my peach tree has offered only a sparse set of hopes. The last two years raccoons and squirrels have dashed those hopes to the ground. This year, lots of plump little peaches are possibilities wrapped in pink blushing plushness. Question is, will I stop admiring them long enough to put a […]Read More Could there be peaches?
My big project for today was to go out in the yard and play. First I admired how much bigger the pears and apples are already. Then I took one last look at the amazing number of little peaches on the peach tree. I learned last year from the plum tree, that if I don’t […]Read More Can there be too many peaches?
In all the wet weather, I haven’t seen many bees. A few bumblebees, the occasional miner bee, and not even all that many honeybees. But little by little, they got the job done.Read More What grows on trees
Peach blossoms, pear blossoms, and lots of tulips. All joining the plum blossoms.Read More More spring flowers
When you plant semi-dwarf trees, everything is low-hanging fruit.Read More Low Hanging Fruit
I was trying so hard to be patient, but no such luck with the squirrels. This morning, I looked out and saw only two peaches left. And it wasn’t the wind that did it.Read More So much for tree-ripened peaches