My friend Gladys has peach trees in her backyard. This year has been a bountiful one for the first tree. Terry and I went over a few days ago to pick the very top of the tree that Gladys and her husband could not reach. Terry’s 6’3″ height comes in handy. That brought her peach count for the first tree to almost 1,000 pieces of fruit. A second tree will be ripe in a couple of weeks, or sooner, what with the high temperatures we are still having. It was 97 degrees last night at 9. You get the idea of what our days are like around here.
I brought more peaches home, sharing with my neighbor. Yesterday I knew I had to do something with the remaining fruit as it was getting very soft. I had empty jars, some apples, and time, so I juiced the fruit, getting seven cups of juice. I added three cups of sugar, and while the jars sanitized in the dishwasher, I boiled the liquid down and got this
It is definitely the taste of summer, preserved for awhile longer.