You know how hard it was to not name this post after the Presidents of the United States of America song? Anyhow, the mister was traveling last week so me and the little missy decided to head to Oklahoma to do some peach pickin' with grandpa. Last year we missed the picking season and so for months now we have been plotting and planning when we would go this year. Grandpa happens to have the beat on all fresh fruit growers in the central part of Oklahoma so he took us to the best one in the area.
One morning after breakfast we loaded up the car and headed out to Hannah, Oklahoma to pick peaches at an orchard there. Grandpa showed Adelaide how to pick the peaches off the branches and put them in the basket. She got pretty good at it, if fact throwing is something she's gotten quiet good at so some peaches got thrown and hence a little beat up on their way into the basket.
Towards the end of our time picking she wanted to take a peach out of the basket to hold. I obliged and before I knew it she had chomped right in and ate the whole thing bite by bite! The peaches were so fresh we both ended up being covered in peach juice--yum!
We brought home a HUGE basket of peaches that I have plans to blanch and freeze (for winter cobbler and pie), do some fresh salsas to serve over grilled fish, and even try out a chutney recipe to can. Hopefully I will share a little of that part of the process too!
It was a great way to spend a cool morning with our grandpa and have a new experience.