Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thought of the Day 2010 #173 - Apricots

Last year I was overrun with apricots...I made so many jams, butters, syrups, juices, etc. This year we had a late freeze which killed most of the apricot buds. I have seen 10 apricots, two of which were buggy, a hazard of growing things without pesticide. Bottom line, a bad apricot year. It is probably a good thing that I stopped selling jams on Etsy...I would have no stock! Not sure how well the other fruit crops will do yet. I know there's apples and some peaches, but no idea how many will make it to ripe for us rather than birdie treats.