Sunday, August 17, 2008

Movin' to the Country, Gonna eat a lot of peaches

Anyone remember that song? 6fm?

This year it was apricots I peeled and jammed a million of, but this song has been running through my head thanks to a mental jog by my friend Stephanie.
If I never see another peach, apricot or cucumber it will be too soon!!! Although, I didn't get to can peaches yet this year, and if my kids get into winter without jars of fresh summer peached lining the walls of our pantry it may not be pretty here at the Smith house.

Last year we went to a local U Pick farm after our annual Back to No School picinic. They had lots of cracks* so it was cheap and wonderful. Maybe we will try that again this year, who knows!

*Cracks are fruits that have either fallen from the branch and split open, or have split from being overly ripe. The skin looks atrocious, but the fruit inside if perfect. These cracks are just right for canning and jam making.


Anonymous Blogger said...

I go peach picking every year with the kids and then I make my peach pies. They are late coming in this year and the prices are expensive. We called a few places to pick yourself and they ranged from $1.25 - 1.75 per pound. I find that each peach weighs close to a pound, so that is a dollar something a pound or a dollar a peach!!

Do you know of any cheap places to pick?

Mom of 3 said...

You mean other than my mother's Amish neighbor!!! We got cracks from Davis in years past, but I haven't looked into it this year and Wading River seems so far away...MamaCole, up for a park day?!
Maybe Wickham's? I think I will try to call Liz Wines and see if she has any ideas; that woman is a true treasure out here.

Jen said...

MMMMMM...sounds good!


Anonymous Blogger said...

Wickhams wanted $1.75!

Let's do a group trip!! Maybe we can get a deal or something? Anybody want to go?

Mom of 3 said...

Are you sure you're not a homeschooler?!
If you plan it, they will come!!!!

j-m said...

Count me in!!! Just, on a weekend, please!

j-m said...

I just found a 10% off coupon for Davis Peach Farm in Yankee Trader (Aug. 20).