Friday, August 28, 2009

Peach Picking

Autumn is drawing near and it is time to pick some sweet local peaches. Diana and I went to Highland Orchard about 15 minutes drive from home. The day was cloudy but for me it was just perfect. We went really early to avoid the crowd and when we arrived we were the only one there. We had the whole farm to ourselves. One thing about fruit picking is you’ll feel like you’re a kid all over again. The feeling of seeing all those ripe fruits on the trees were awesome! They provide us with a box to put our peaches and it got filled up pretty fast and we had endless peaches as we picked (yes you can eat as much as you want while you pick. They are the juiciest peaches I've ever had. It was so juicy that you have to stand over the sink when devouring them. I found out that pick your own peaches were much cheaper then the supermarket peaches. I paid $1.99 a pound at the supermarket and over her I paid only $1.49.

After a couple of hours at the farm we picked around 15 pounds of peaches, with a dozen of apple cider donuts and a few slices of cakes it cost us less than $28.00. Next will be apple picking in November

We had the whole farm to ourselves!

mmmm let me try this first!

Wow, it's juicy!

Let me take another big bite.

Me as usual busy taking photos.

Wow, lots of peaches. Better start picking.

All the ripe and big ones are so high up on the trees.

Let see if I can reach that.

Yes, I got it.

mmmmm is it ripe yet?

Do you think I am to reach those fruits?

Yeap, I got it!

Are these good?

I think there is an insect bite on it.

Enough for the day.

Off we go.

Man, this is heavy!!

We made a quick stop at the raspberry farm but the fruits were too small for us to pick. So off we go.

Look at the size of the peach. There are huge.

Now I got to think of what to do with all those peaches. Maybe Peach Cobbler, Peach Pie, Peach butter?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tomatoes for 2009

Our tomato plants are giving us a lot of fruits. With all the rains for the past one week it’s growing and ripens at record rates. Here are some of the pictures of what I picked today and also last week. Aren’t they beautiful!!

Picked on 08/03/09

These funny looking tomatoes are sweet and meaty. Really good in salad.

Picked on 07/26/09