I have so much to post. I have been doing quite a bit of cooking and canning. I made another dessert today! It turned out wonderfully. So all this to say that I will hopefully be posting frequently this next week. 🙂
Before we get to the canning, I need to cover where we got the peaches first.
Peaches are very important to us. My mom counts down the days every year until we can get peaches. We get peaches from one specific grower in Calhoun County, and they are wonderful. After we get them, we will often eat several peaches at each meal, the sweet juice dripping down our chins and arms and dribbling all across the table. We love peaches.
Last year we drove to the orchard for the first time to pick them up (previously someone else picked them up for us). The drive is beautiful. A winding country road through farmland. As you crest the hills, on either side of the road the ground rolls away into lots of hills, divided by the different fields with trees between some of them. Absolutely beautiful. There are not a whole lot of places to pull off to take pictures, though. This time Mom stopped twice so that I and a friend who was with us could step out and take a few pictures.
We specifically went to get peaches, but Mom also wanted to stop at some of the other farms along the way. We purchased some tomatoes, a yellow squash, and some zucchini. I love getting local produce!
Waiting for the ferry
At the orchard – they also had tomatoes
Isn’t it lovely?
“Life is a highway…”
They were droopy, probably because it has been so dry