|There are few things as summery as picking peaches in August. I went peach picking this week at my favorite farm in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Click to enlarge.
|The garden writer, Jean Hersey, once said: "August is ripening grain in the fields blowing hot and sunny, the scent of tree-ripening peaches..." I haven't seen any ripening grain lately but I agree about the peaches.
|South Jersey is famous for delicious yellow peaches and the state usually ranks among the top five peach-producing states every year.
|I'll be making peach jam soon -- little pink orange jars of summer to open throughout the coming cold seasons. This is one of the last of the 2022 batch.
|So... I had one of these peaches in my hand but I felt like I'd like to have a pear. I said as much and somebody handed me another peach.
|That was a joke. Pit-iful, right?