Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The life of a farmer

Fredericksburg is known for its peaches. But this year, the late freeze got nearly every peach in the area. Our friends' house is smack dab in the middle of their peach orchard, also surrounded by their huge veggie garden. This is some type of purple lettuce.
Lots of tomatoes that aren't quite ready yet.
The store not only sells all sorts of veggetables and fruit, but baked goods, jellies, relishes, pickles, and fresh eggs. Guadalupe is the baker. He does an excellent job!! I bought a loaf of this wheat bread and it was WONDERFUL!! It was gone within two days and Morgan says she is ready for more!!
The strawberry strudels looked good. I donated mine to Morgan. But I did eat an apple turnover that was to die for.
This peach pie had just come out of the oven. Yum!!
Since the tomatoes aren't quite ready at the farm, Dan has been driving to the market in San Antonio every morning to pick up fresh produce to sell. I hadn't been at the store an hour before I had to have a tomato. This is the "cull" box, meaning the tomatoes that have been pulled because they either had a bad spot on them or were bruised. They use them to make salsa. I grabbed one, sliced it with a knife, found some salt and pepper, and was in tomato heaven!!