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Archive for June 8th, 2009

(see ‘The War of the Peaches‘)

It’s all over bar the shouting.

The peaches were ripe enough to pick by Wednesday and over the course of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we picked basket after basket of plump, sweet, juicy peaches.
We spent the whole of Friday afternoon and Saturday cooking, the food cupboard is full and the fruit bowl is still groaning under the weight of peaches.
There’s more fruit on the tree which is yet to ripen and we think we may be able to get another batch of jam out of it.
But with most of the main branches stripped, here’s the nearly-final tally on the war:

  • 30 lbs/13.6 kilos of peaches picked to date
  • 10 lbs/4.5 kilos of peach jam produced
  • 10 lbs/4.5 kilos of peach chutney produced
  • 2 full branches heavily laden with peaches deliberately left for the tree rats to enjoy.

When nature’s abundant, everyone’s a winner!

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