Sunday, June 3, 2012

Peaches and Apricots

The peaches and apricots were finally ready at my in-laws. They are small this year but are worth the work. They are the perfect balance of tart and sweet. I need to spend some time working on the trees. I do not know if they have ever been trimmed or fertilized. The only water they get is rain, and West Texas hasn't had regular rain in a long time. We had to build braces for many of the limbs - The weight of the fruit was just too much. I am afraid that many of the branches may not recover.

I have spent the last week canning everything we picked. I ended up with 28 pints of apricots, 16 quarts of peaches, 8 pints of peaches, and one large cobbler.  

Apricots

Peaches

Peaches


Apricots

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! what a wonderul way to preserve all this great fruit for winter and it's free!

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    1. Yes it is free but why didn't my Mom tell me how much work canning peaches could be! :)

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  2. This is fabulous, Christy! I love to see others preserving their crops. I'm adding your blog to my blog list today.

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    1. Thanks for adding me to your list!

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