Poop on a stick.

The other half of the peach tree crashed to the ground today. I had picked two buckets of peaches (after work) and was slicing them and freezing them, then went back out to look around the trees and smoosh. The rest of the tree had fallen.

I blame the earthquake.

It’s been a bit of a strange year weatherwise. My tomatoes….scarce. There are a ton of green ones…but they are not ripening well at all. We have had a few good ones that we gobbled down. But…where the heck did the rest of the garden go?

The butternut squarshes are looking good. Other than that it’s weeds, green tomatoes and withering peaches. Sigh.


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20 Responses to Poop on a stick.

  1. Jaypo says:

    Why did the rest fall down go boom??? 😦 Can you save any part of it? Now we haz a sad.
    The earthquake was pretty cool. I thought I was passing out or having vertigo, till I saw plant leaves shaking and racks in the hair salon swaying! Wow.

    • Lauri says:

      I didn’t feel a thing out here. But I am glad you enjoyed the earth’s little wiggle! πŸ™‚

    • Lauri says:

      Oh, and by the way….I think it was the weight of the peaches that caused the fall down go boom. Two friends at work have had the exact same thing happen, one to a peach tree…all four major limbs snapped right off, and another to an apple tree. It’s been an extremely warm wet summer…..soooo strange that these trees are falling apart. And sad!

  2. Aw, poor peach tree. Killed by its own big peaches. And the earthquake.

    But yes, we had a late spring with really weird temperature fluxes: one day it’d be so hot we’d run the AC, and the next day it’d be so cold I had to fish a sweater out from storage. We’re finally seeing some red tomatoes out here, but no cucumbers, and our peaches are still green. Fingers crossed we don’t have an early winter.

    • Lauri says:

      It’s getting very cool at night so I fear the tamaters won’t ripen. At least we enjoyed a few of them while we had them! Sheeesh! πŸ™‚ Adventures in gardening!

  3. marilyn says:

    you are going to end with a ton of tomatoes all at once, you know….It has been a strange summer, did we have a summer? I’m looking forward to Christmas, that’s all….

  4. kimkiminy says:

    What a shame. Get canning! And what about fried green tomatoes?

    • Lauri says:

      I will definitely do some fried green tomatoes! I bought some nice red ones at a farmer’s market yesterday. My greenies will just have to wait! πŸ™‚

  5. snoringKatZ says:

    Awww… poor tree. Big trees are dying here – big old live oaks (not so live now). I’m glad you got some goodies from the garden. We got weeds. One lone tomato flower. That’s it. It’s been a sad, sad summer.

  6. littlemiao says:

    So sorry about your peach tree. How sad!

  7. ladywise says:

    oh I hate that the peach tree died. We’ve had such a hot dry summer here that people were hoping hurricane Irene would come inland so we could have the rain. Sheesh! Really? You want a hurricane???

  8. madtante says:

    Will you pick them green if they’re otherwise okay? You know you can individually wrap them in newspaper, store in a cool, dry place and they’ll ripen in a couple months or so? We always do that with the last of ours before we cut everything down and turn the garden over.

  9. Arg! *sigh*
    As for the rest of the garden…well, don’t look at me *shifty eyes*

  10. Kzinti says:

    All I can picture is Jeff Dunham doing his act and holding up a brown popsicle stick… Poop! On a stick! Arghhh!

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