Monday, August 04, 2008

Fresh Peaches

We bought some for a cobbler

Sorry there was no post yesterday. I was not feeling well, another headache, but this time probably my blood pressure instead of a migraine. That's what I get for telling someone that morning that I was doing pretty great having been off my medicine since May! I jinxed myself.

Well, to make up for losing half of Sunday, I will tell you about the great Saturday Mark and I had! We went to a garage sale and bought five hardcover books for $5; can't beat that. Then we stopped and picked up some wonderful peaches from an orchard in Fredericksburg, which is about 2 hours north of here. They have delicious peaches! The man selling these, along Highway 46, let us try one and that pretty much sold us on it. Plus you should smell it. The scent is subtle but definitely sweet. Tonight, we had some fresh and then the rest we baked into a cobbler-cake. We didn't have enough syrup for the cobbler but it turned out great --- especially still warm and with a touch of vanilla ice cream on top!

The other treat of Saturday were the cotton fields we saw, also along Highway 46. I love to see the fields when cotton's growing, especially when it's out and white like snow. We noticed some of the plants seemed stunted, probably due to the lack of rain, while others looked pretty decent. We stopped and took some pictures so I'll post them this week.

And finally, I had so much fun helping my cake artist friend -- thanks Jesica! It was fun to see you in action with your cakes. And thanks for letting me taste one of those strawberries. I'm glad they ALL weren't needed. :)


Tammy said...

Oh this reminds me of when I was a little girl and my family would all go to the peach orchards in Hocomo, Missouri to pick bushels of peaches! My grandpa LOVES peaches!!

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" likes peaches even more than strawberries. These look wonderful!

edward said...

now is the time for peaches!

Lara said...

mmmmmm, they look so fresh and inviting!

E said...

I almost stopped and took that little man's picture as he sat on the roadside yesterday. I guess I should've stopped for a bite AND a picture, huh?

Lori Witzel said...

Found you through Eddy the cute lil' cat.

OMG, peaches! Went to Fred'burg yesterday with a friend, and the smell of ripe peaches alone can make a person think they've gone to heaven.