My dad has a bumper crop of apricots on his little tree this year! He called yesterday morning and said "C'mon over and get after it!!!", so Ben and I headed over in the heat of the afternoon to help harvest these sweet tastin' little fruits.
It's amazing how many apricots awaited us....and this is after he (and some of his neighbors) had already started raiding the stores!
In the 100+ degree heat, we picked apricots until we were soaked with sweat.....loading up half a dozen plastic shopping bags in the process. While we picked, we snacked.....yummy! Juicy apricots, warm from the sun and straight off the tree!
We also want to have some fresh fruit to snack on, so I kept one container of washed fruit in the fridge so we can easily grab one on the go. (Keeping the ripe fruit in the fridge will definitely prolong the life of it. Otherwise, those little suckers can over-ripen and go to mush in a matter of hours!)
This little apricot-picking adventure was a terrific kick-off to the Summer, when we really get to enjoy the bounty of Nature's fresh fruits and veggies. I can't wait for Daddy's tomatoes to start coming in!!!
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