It looks like I might lose about four Bradfords, but just look at my peach tree!! And this is after I'd already harvested a boxful!! Who knew that the key to successful peaches is to freeze the blossoms and then flood the trees with water??
This week I'm going to try my hand at canning peach preserves, jam, jelly - anything. I have never done this before, but I can't bear the thought of all those peaches going to waste. PLEASE SEND TIPS AND RECIPES!!
Next to my peach tree is another tree that I thought was a peach (because both trees last year had about three fruits each on them, all worm-eaten and the size of large walnuts), but I think it is an apricot tree. It is also heavy with fruit. More news to come. I can hardly contain my excitement.
Oh, the ironic end to our Very Strange Year. After the drought we've been through, I think God has a funny sense of humor to deluge us with boatloads of free food. But then again, it's not really anything new for Him.
So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.