June 1, 2009 – Dead Peaches

OK, so today’s picture isn’t so upbeat, but it’s noteworthy nonetheless.  We’re on the fringe of the peach range (most people would say we are out of the range), but we’ve planted peaches nonetheless.  Last year was an incredible production year – we harvested many bushels of peaches and sold them, dried them, ate them fresh, and canned about 60 quarts of them.

However, the fragility of the trees comes through this year.  The last winter’s unusually cold temperatures below -20 must have been too much for some of the trees.  Some of them are dead, and others have leafed out substantially less than usual.  That means it’s time to plant some more next year!

one year ago…”Miniature Horse Grooming”