August 10th, 2018

farmer

Millions Of Peaches, Peaches For Me. Millions of Peaches, Peaches For Free

Ah, one of the great songs from the early 90's by The Presidents of the United States. I have harvested just over a dozen peaches this year. There are just a couple left on the tree, still a little green. I must say that I have really enjoyed truly fresh peaches right from the tree. The peaches I get at the store look ripe on the outside, but they are hard and flavorless when you take a bite. You can leave them out to ripen for a few days, but then you have to hit the "sweet spot" when they're ripe but not yet to the point of getting mealy. With the homegrown peaches, they're at the peak of perfection when the last bit of green disappears. They are oh-so-sweet and juicy! And I lucked out that the variety I planted is freestone, so the pit comes out cleanly and easily. I'm really digging the concept of growing my own food.