We had a pretty uneventful weekend at the Bungalow. Lots of relaxing, a little pool time, and some good food.
Earlier in the week I went in the backyard to find this:
Our peach tree has some problemos. It's completely misshapen due to the amount of peaches on it and one branch has completely broken off due to the weight of the peaches. Also, my attempt to grow the peaches organically has gone terribly wrong. We are left with a billion small peaches and have bug holes and squirrel bites in them. Obviously, Andy and I are not expert peach growers. And this is our first year with the tree, so I don't feel too horrible about it.
Yesterday Andy went to an orchard with his parents for a wine tasting. The orchard grows all types of different fruit, including peaches. Andy asked the owner about caring for the peach tree, and now we have a wealth of knowledge that will help us next year. When the peaches first start forming, you need to thin them out so that there is only one peach per eight inches of tree, otherwise you are stuck with a billion small peaches like we have now, and not the big juicy peaches that you are accustomed to seeing. Also, the weather this year has been extraordinarily warm, so the fruit crops have matured early and are much smaller than their normal size. Which means I'm going to attempt to pick some tiny peaches after work today. Hopefully there are enough left after the squirrels have had their fill. I saw one munching on a peach on the power line that runs through our backyard this morning. He was like a little tight rope walking peach eater.
So to everyone I promised peaches to... next year... I promise!