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Friday, July 23, 2010

THEY'RE ON!

I'm talking apricots! 
They're about 3 weeks behind because of the cool weather we had in June, but they're getting ready!  Today I picked 2 buckets of these golden fruits.


There are still a gazillion apricots in the tree!
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This is the view from the ladder.  It's a long way down.


Here's the view from the ground.  Jake and friend climbed to the roof to alleviate the strain on the branches.


Here's my favorite way to pick apricots.  Cut off the brances and pick 'em


without having to reach! You can see I'll get rid of them any way I can!


Believe me, with all the apricots picked and cut off, it hasn't made even a fraction of a dent!  I NEED YOUR HELP!  You know you want these.  I'll even pick 'em for you!  All you have to do is let me know and I'll either take them to your house, meet you somewhere or you can come to my house!  See how easy that is? 
You can email me at Istartedout@gmail.com and we can make arrangements.

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Here's what's going on under the apricot tree!  Nothing grows in the shade of this tree except weeds!  It has been an eyesore for years and we're tired of pulling weeds so Andy has dug down about 8 inches. He has wheelbarrowed the dirt into the utility trailer and dumped it at a farm.  He handles every shovelful of dirt 3 times!  It's a lot of hard work!


This is what's waiting for him when he gets home from work today!  He and the wheelbarrow are getting quite a work out!  Just so you don't think I'm a slacker, I have helped him...a little!  You'll see the finished result in a week or so.


The old saying, "That which doesn't kill you makes you stronger", rings true in this case.  Hopefully he'll make it to his 60th birthday on Monday!
Maybe a nice apricot shake will give him strength!
Email me...please!



25 comments:

gigi said...

Connie, my Sweetheart's birthday is Monday too, July 26th. He'll be 57.
My brother is in SLC this week. I'll call him and see if they want to come get some of your Apricots. Will they make it all the way back to GA.? I'd love some. That's pretty funny you just cut the whole branch off.

gigi said...

Oh, look I was first!! That means I win and you can just drive some to my house :)

Connie said...

Gigi, your husband and I are twins! I'd love to drive them to your house!

Kristina P. said...

I should get some from you! Maybe Camille can bring them to me.

Mamarazzi said...

doing a little blog jogging today and came across a comment you left on Doran and Jody's blog so decided to come and say hello.

we just made a bunch of apricot jam this weekend...well not ME but my sister who is visiting from Arkansas and my 14 yr old daughter...but they used MY kitchen, so i say WE.

Heffalump said...

Ah, if it's apricot season that means I have been reading you for about a year now! How time flies!

Tracy said...

Holy cow that's a lot of apricots!! I'd try to help you out, but I'm pretty sure you don't want to drive all the way to Wyoming to drop them off at my house!! ;-)

Kerin said...

Oh boy! Love those apricots!
I think I'm going to miss all the canning this fall....boo hoo.
My favorite way to process apricots, is apricot-pineapple jam. Delicious on fried potatoes :)
Take the extras to church and tie a nice bag onto the ward members door handles ....hee hee :)

Julie Harward said...

We have been eating them like crazy...so good...making jam too..the best! :D

Brenda said...

Oh...I made 48 qts. of jam this year! Mom's tree had a bumper crop this year and we picked and bottled forEVER!! I love apricots and but I LOVE them even more in the cupboard!! Good luck!!

Amy said...

Yum! This is not something you see in the midwest...bummer! I'd so take some off your hands, but the drive is a bit far! LOL ;)

Kazzy said...

I'll take a bucketful, Miss C. I will stop by your place Monday morning, if that's ok. Thanks!

Cherie said...

It is so nice of you to share your apricots with everyone!!!
I remember all the goodies you made last year!!
Hubby is going to be 60? Happy Birthday!!!

Camille said...

I can be the delivery services to those in Salt Lake county. As long as I don't get stuck with them! :)

cindy-todoslosninos.blogspot.com said...

Hi Connie, it's been awhile since I have been able to visit my followers, but here I am, in honor of the sweet pioneers that gave their all for us.

I'm jealous that you have an apricot tree. I really would like some, how can I get to you????????

big hugs
cindy@yahoo.com

I have several blogs now, it confussing. You can e-mail me. I'll try to e-mail you.

Yvonne said...

If I lived closer I'd come by and get some apricots ; )

Happy Birthday to your andy.

gigi said...

I think my brother is going to contact you to get some. They said they could use them His MIL lives in Midvale.

Barbaloot said...

MMM---and apricot shake sounds SO lovely right now!

Mikki said...

My momma used to can apricot jam. Yummy. Well, if you feel like driving down to Vegas, I'd gladly take some!
LOL
Good luck getting rid of them all.

Garden of Egan said...

I wish I lived in Utah..............
I laughed at Camille's comment..."as long as I don't get stuck with them"
Sounds like she knows what she's talking about.

Hope Gigi got some.

So what you are saying is that apricots to you are like the famous zucchini?

Darla said...

Seeing that you share a birthday with your hubby, happy 60th to Andy and happy nefiestfyv to you too Connie! When you said you were working in the yard on your birthday I envisioned weeding but you’re doing the whole construction thing. No grass grows under your feet, or at least the apricot tree :-).

Don't work too hard and have a great Birthday!

D

Marilyn said...

Ooh-I wish I lived closer! I LOVE LOVE LOVE fresh apricots but never buy them because they are the nasty hard tasteless ones from California here. Eat one for me!! P.S. Hope you had a happy birthday!

Valerie said...

Mmmmm.... fresh apricots. So jealous! I think my neighbors have an apricot tree that they don't do anything with. I should ask them if I can come over and steal some...
Of course, our growing schedule is slightly behind yours, so I have another week or so until they're ready.

Jenny said...

Your apricots are the best! I am doing a little work on my yard right now.

Yvonne said...

I playing catch-up and am reading these posts from newest to oldest and should have read the other way.