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PostSubject: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:31 am

I passed a temporary roadside market today and had to stop after eying the FRESH PEACHES sign. It has been years since I had a good peach, most are mealy and lack the flavor and juiciness that I remember as a kid growing up in Michigan.
I walked into the open air tented structure and asked the proprietor how much a peach was and was told, ".50 cents".
So I made my selection from a wooden fruit basket, paid the lady and went on my way. After ten steps and a single bite, I walked back onto the tent and said, "Thats the best peach I've had in years!"
She just smiled and gave me a gentle nod of her flaxen colored head. (Not her whole head was flaxen colored, just her hair, I should have been more clear.)
I ended up buying four more peaches and sampling one of her delishious melons. I have half a mind to return tommorow and get my hands on two of those babys! So juicy!!


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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:44 am

Sounds good! Hey, Joe, where in Michigan did you grow up? I apologize if I asked you this when you first joined, but I probably got distracted by something shiny.

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Not her whole head was flaxen colored, just her hair, I should have been more clear

Yeah, please be more careful in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:39 pm

Madison Heights. We didnt have any legless llamas nor spiney anteaters but it was a fine place for a kid to grow up.


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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:58 pm

I love fresh summer peaches. I've been craving some homemade peach cobbler all summer. I really need to make it over to our local stand.

Madison Heights is not far at all from where I live. I have a couple of friends who live there.


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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:14 pm

Joe wrote:
I passed a temporary roadside market today and had to stop after eying the FRESH PEACHES sign. It has been years since I had a good peach, most are mealy and lack the flavor and juiciness that I remember as a kid growing up in Michigan.
I walked into the open air tented structure and asked the proprietor how much a peach was and was told, ".50 cents".
So I made my selection from a wooden fruit basket, paid the lady and went on my way. After ten steps and a single bite, I walked back onto the tent and said, "Thats the best peach I've had in years!"
She just smiled and gave me a gentle nod of her flaxen colored head. (Not her whole head was flaxen colored, just her hair, I should have been more clear.)
I ended up buying four more peaches and sampling one of her delishious melons. I have half a mind to return tommorow and get my hands on two of those babys! So juicy!!

I'm sorry Joe, but may I ask where you left the other half? Whistle



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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:03 pm

My favorite peaches are the Colorado peaches. I live in Minnesota, and I know they have them in Iowa. Does anyone else get them? To me, they're the best tasting peaches out there.


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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:16 pm

Rhonda wrote:
Joe wrote:
I passed a temporary roadside market today and had to stop after eying the FRESH PEACHES sign. It has been years since I had a good peach, most are mealy and lack the flavor and juiciness that I remember as a kid growing up in Michigan.
I walked into the open air tented structure and asked the proprietor how much a peach was and was told, ".50 cents".
So I made my selection from a wooden fruit basket, paid the lady and went on my way. After ten steps and a single bite, I walked back onto the tent and said, "Thats the best peach I've had in years!"
She just smiled and gave me a gentle nod of her flaxen colored head. (Not her whole head was flaxen colored, just her hair, I should have been more clear.)
I ended up buying four more peaches and sampling one of her delishious melons. I have half a mind to return tommorow and get my hands on two of those babys! So juicy!!

I'm sorry Joe, but may I ask where you left the other half? Whistle

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:08 pm

Joe wrote:
We didnt have any legless llamas nor spiney anteaters but it was a fine place for a kid to grow up.


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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:07 pm

.50 cents? Man half a cent, can I have 100 please?! Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:23 am

Teresa wrote:
My favorite peaches are the Colorado peaches. I live in Minnesota, and I know they have them in Iowa. Does anyone else get them? To me, they're the best tasting peaches out there.


No, but I'd love to try one! I haven't had a good Michigan or Georgie peach all summer actually. I always try to buy local, but when I can't find anything satisfactory, I'll branch out. But yeah, even the Georgia peaches were lacking this year. Wish I could try a Colorado one!
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:43 am

Amy wrote:
Georgie peach

Hey there, Georgie girl (to quote an old song), you're busted.

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:36 am

I noticed that too, Fife, but thought she was just trying to be "cute."


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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:37 am

Um yeah....that's it. You know me, always trying to be cute. Whistle HeeHee So yeah, I meant to do that fife. batEyes
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:55 pm

One of the best things on the world is a good, tasteful and juicy peach. Now, we are approaching to summer and they are comming to the markets again...Sadly they are not so good as they used to be sme years ago, but oh, well... Huh?

When I have some good peaches I'll do a good amount of jam . I love peach jam too. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:44 am

Fresh peaches! Ahhh! That brings back memories. My sister and I had an annual visit to a peach/blackberry orchard in Yoakum, Texas. You were free to sample all you wanted before you buy! We always had a blast picking all the peaches we could! That final year we were there was when we picked blackberries, too.

Several years ago the founder of the orchard suddenly passed away from a heart attack and then the year after that when I checked the site again, the orchard had been hit with some sort of disease and wiped out a lot of the trees. When all that happened, they decided to close the orchard down to the public.

Luckily in my search for a new place for Sabrina and I to visit I found one "up the road" in Floresville, Texas. They, however, had a short season due to lack of rain & deer.

I agree; roadside stands have the best tasting peaches; I rarely buy peaches from the stores because of the taste of them.



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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:01 pm

Shadow wanted to state that the best peaches are in his back yard lol HeeHee



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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:08 pm

laugh3 We had a dog that would eat the avocados off our trees when I lived in California....we got on to her about it and we thought she had quit because we didn't see any seeds in the yard....few months pass by and we start finding new avocado trees coming up...she was BURYING the seeds so she didn't get in trouble for eating them!!! She also liked eating oranges and tangerines! HeeHee



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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:33 am

Rhonda, smart dog! Laughing


Carol, love that pic! greenS Shadow is just beautiful! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:43 am

Boy, he sure is. Nice posture!
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:12 pm

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laugh3 We had a dog that would eat the avocados off our trees when I lived in California....we got on to her about it and we thought she had quit because we didn't see any seeds in the yard....few months pass by and we start finding new avocado trees coming up...she was BURYING the seeds so she didn't get in trouble for eating them!!! She also liked eating oranges and tangerines! HeeHee

Some dogs actually likes fruits a lot. My grandpa had some five dogs in his country house and two of them were very fond of peaches and plums. One of my own dogs liked tangerines too. batEyes

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:13 pm

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Rhonda wrote:
laugh3 We had a dog that would eat the avocados off our trees when I lived in California....we got on to her about it and we thought she had quit because we didn't see any seeds in the yard....few months pass by and we start finding new avocado trees coming up...she was BURYING the seeds so she didn't get in trouble for eating them!!! She also liked eating oranges and tangerines! HeeHee

Some dogs actually likes fruits a lot. My grandpa had some five dogs in his country house and two of them were very fond of peaches and plums. One of my own dogs liked tangerines too. batEyes

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:28 pm

Rob wrote:
Boy, he sure is. Nice posture!

He looks like he's ready for a dog show! I'd bet he'd win! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:30 am

You're all making me hungry for fresh peaches i have never had Fresh Ripe peaches, We bought couple of fresh peaches in mexico but they were very green yet not good at all and we had to eat them in a hurry cause we were almost to the border and can't bring mexican fruit into the usa Laughing
I wonder if peaches would grow in Canada never heard of anyone have a Peach tree scratchead


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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:37 pm

I had one when I lived in a house. The peaches from my tree were really, but really tasteful. I used to make jam with them.

The only problem is that peaches trees usually has some little pests or fungus. Huh?

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Peaches   Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:31 am

Jacob, come to Michigan sometime in late August or early Sept. I just bought a peck of peaches at our farmers market last Saturday, and they were the best peaches I've ever eaten.


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