I could have sworn that last year I picked peaches in the middle of September. So I wasn't worried about waiting what I thought was a week or two later to pick this year. Then Sunday night it suddenly occurred to me that maybe my memory was off and what if the season was already over? I got a little worried.
Monday morning I got up and called the orchard I like to pick at, and they weren't picking any more peaches. I was devastated. What would I serve with waffles on those lazy dinner nights?? I could never go an entire year without my supply of canned peaches. They were however selling pears so I settled on pears as an unsatisfactory substitute. I made the drive to the orchard and they weren't just selling pears, but also peaches, as well as apples and plums. It was a madhouse as everyone was throwing the last of the season's crops in boxes and laundry baskets. I grabbed my share and was so relieved!! Peaches in the pantry again this year :) I also grabbed some apples.
Anyway my peaches are still green so I decided to start on the apples and made some juice (with my juicer that I'm just starting to use and love) and then both canned the pulp and also made apple sauce with it. I'm so exhausted, but am in apple heaven.Eric and I have really busted our bones lately with projects. After having new countertops installed we changed our backsplash. When that was over we ripped out our carpet and linoleum and put in bamboo flooring. My brother Ian came out to help us. It was a lot of work!
But we love it. It was worth every sliver, blister, and sleepless night we had. As you can see, Aspen loves wearing Eric's socks to slide on it. For some reason sliding isn't the same in her own socks!
I'm excited for Fall and Winter, mostly for things to slow down for us. I feel like we've been going and going for weeks now and am excited to just enjoy the change in the season! Happy Fall everyone.