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Friday, July 24, 2015

Summertime Beauties

I am afraid I have become obsessed with peaches this year.

We are lucky enough to be close to the county that grows some of the best peaches that have ever touch my lips. 
The Chilton (County) peach truck comes to town weekly with
their bed loaded with these beautiful jewels. 

I made peaches and cream scones with a few from the last peck and 
I'll be making some more in the morning, with this one.

Since I cut and freeze some from every purchase,
I'll surprise the peach guys with scones next week.
Maybe I'll trade them for an orchard basket. 

Having to drive through Chilton County a 
few different times within the last couple of weeks
 (we pass through to get to Birmingham),
I had intentions of stopping and picking some up, 
but there's something so exciting (for me) to wait till they come to town.
I suppose it makes me feel like I'm living in a different time.

We will keep buying until the season ends because
there is nothing better than a sweet juicy peach
on a hot summer day. 

Except maybe peach ice cream.

I have thoughts of planting more peach trees in our family orchard (we have one) but I don't want to take away from my fairy-tale peach experience. 
 Besides, we love farmer's and want to support them the best way we can.
As long as they keep coming, we'll keep buying.


  1. watermelon and peaches...yummy in taste and color!

  2. I live in Prattville and have grown up on Chilton county peaches. We often go to the orchards and pick the baskets ourselves. Stop at Peach Park when you're headed to B'ham- They have yummy peach fried pies!

    1. Thanks for the info, Marsha! We have to head to B'ham next week and I will definitely make it a stop! I think the boys will love it. I know I will!


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