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!
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.
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!