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Sunday, July 15, 2012
picked a peck of peaches and...and made preserves!
Here are a couple of facts. Peaches do NOT grow very far north because they are sensitive to the cold. BUT around our temperate lakes some places have moderated temps and there will be peach farms. Indian Creek has a nice protected lakeside slope. Another peach fact: in season, local peaches are CHEAP. Pick them yourself? The price is HALF as cheap as cheap! Another fact: if it is a HOT sunny day, nothing is easier to do than pick peaches! You are in the SHADE of these beautiful trees! Peaches are huge! You reach up and grab one, your box is full in 3 minutes.
the opposite is true of raspberries, my favorite. You are OUT in the HOT sun with the prickly plants. And they are not too too hard to pick, really, but, well, we only picked a small box before retreating to our iced coffee. SO, the plan had been: pick a batch of peaches for one recipe of peach jam and another batch of raspberries for one raspberry jam but....we only got enough raspberries to eat. Which is still good. We were driving home and I realized we had NOT failed, maybe we had enough peaches for 2 jam batches? Got home and weighed them: plenty to eat and enough for two peach jam recipes :) SO, that was our fun on Saturday night: making peach jam all evening, HEAVEN (I am a cheap date, hmm?).
In other news, our guests were taking pics of our house. It IS looking good now. A lot of flowers out, more blossoming soon....it never photographs its true lavendar-wasabi green trim color though....
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