Harvesting Peaches

The summer bounty is here! Our peach tree is ladden with fruit and we had to start picking the fruit about a week or two earlier than we had anticipated because it has become too heaby for the tree. We been supporting the branches, but sadly today we found a broken branch. To avoid more damage to the tree we picked the fruit from the broken branch and cut it so the tree could begin to heal.

Most of the peaches we picked were almost ready and they will ripen indoors. The ones that were too small and underipe I cooked them in simple syrup. 

They tasted great: tart and sweet at the same time. I'm really looking forward to what the summer will bring us and practice my canning skills.

I hope you had a nice weekend!