|Operation Peach Tree!|
|Peach Tree Repair|
We have no idea if the tape will hold or if the branches will fall over, again (especially if we have windy conditions). But, it is worth a try!
Of course, the first thing to do, before the branches could be taped, was to pick all the peaches on the broken top branches, to make sure all additional weight has been removed:
Although the fruits have turned color, they are not quite ripe. They had at least two weeks to go before they would have been ripe. All are still quite firm and some are still quite green. But, M picked them all and I now have a box of peaches, waiting to be processed! I do believe that some will ripen at room temperature if left for a few days. I plan to make chutney with the rest - with my daughter's help, of course!
The fruit on the lower half of the tree were left to ripen on the tree and the lower branches were propped up a bit.
I went out into the garden when M was picking the peaches and brought some of the peaches in. M and my daughter brought the rest in.
M was here for almost two hours, tending to the peach tree and watering the garden. Daughter served him a piece of her banana bread before he left.
After he left, I warmed up some leftovers for my brunch, chatted with Aunt C and cousin N who called (and helped them with some online research cousin had asked if I could do for them), and sorted through the peaches.
In the early afternoon, I cut up a couple of the riper peaches for a snack for my daughter and myself, while standing at the kitchen counter. But, by then, my leg was starting to hurt (note to self - sit down to cut fruit, whenever possible), so I came back to the bed to rest, with my leg propped up on pillows (to reduce the swelling). I think I will spend most of the rest of the evening in bed, reading or knitting. Which is OK. I managed to do a few things, today.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Feeling better, being pain free
- M helping with the garden and taping up the peach tree in an attempt to rescue it
- The peach harvest
- Being able to help both cousins P and N
- My daughter's continued support
- What tasks I was able to accomplish today
Today's joyful activity was watching M tape up the peach tree and sorting through the peach harvest.
I haven't made any plans for tomorrow. IF I feel up to it, I might try to change my bed sheets, with daughter's help, and maybe do a load of laundry. If not, well, I can knit or read in bed!
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?