Yes, the Peach Abundance is starting to roll in and I couldn’t be more excited!
I’ve never grown/harvested my very own peaches before and there’s just something about The First Time, isn’t there?
So, with about 1/3 of the tree fully ripe and ready for harvest, we spent Sunday picking, sorting, eating, and putting up the bounty.
There were muffins, peaches and cream, baked peach butter from this book, peach slices cut from fallen fruit that have been drenched in honey for yogurt and snacks during the week, and there are whole peaches sitting in a brown paper bag for eating whole at will.
We anticipate the next wave will be ready at the end of this week and will then can up some peach halves and some boozy peaches (though we haven’t decided on Rum or Whiskey), and probably dehydrate a few for good measure (maybe to sprinkle on top of some oatmeal in January or February when my bones are aching for summer again).
Now, what am I missing? Surely there are other ways to preserve the magic that is a good peach harvest! Do tell, what is your favorite way to eat and put up fresh, juicy peaches?
Linking up to Harvest Monday