Monday, September 22, 2008

Daddy's fruit trees

Yesterday dad wanted to go to church. He said he would probably just go to Sacrament meeting but then he said he really wanted to go to Priesthood too so.... he got all ready (dang, how I wish I would have taken a pic, he looked so cute) and we went. After Sac. mtg. I said do you want me to run you home so you can rest a bit and then I can come back and get you for Priesthood? He said, "No, I am staying". Alrighty then! When we got home he said, "I have to get my priorities straight" and he got a few bags and went out back and picked some peaches from his tree to take to some of his friends! Here are a few of the fruit trees he has out back...

An apple tree...


















A pear tree...














And his yummy Peach tree! This is my favorite, I love peaches!!!


















Look at how big and juicy they are!!!



























They are GO tasty, we have been eating peaches every day... AND fresh tomato sandwiches!!! YUM!!!

So, I think I am going to try making some peach freezer jam.... have any of you ever made any? Did it turn out good? What recipe did you use?
What is your favorite fruit???





















15 comments:

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

What a wonderful man that daddy is of yours! By the way-The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

My fruit that I went nuts over this year was the nectarine. They had a really great crop this year.
Happy frist day of Fall!
Robin~♥

MERRIANNE said...

i love Robin's comment!!--teh Apple doesn't fall far from the Tree!!!

so true!!!

and i love nectarines...they are like peaches without the FUZZ!!!

i love apples, too :) and grapes...and strawberries...heck who am i kidding...i LOVE ALL FRUITS!!! ♥

that is great that he wanted to get up & go to church! WHATTAMAN!!!

tammy said...

What a sweet man - getting his priorities straight!

Yummm....I love UT peaches. So yummy! My friend just made peach freezer jam. I'll find out what recipe she used (and I should make some too!)

Frumpy Luv said...

Your dad is so awesome! Love his spirit, his priorities and what he teaches us about dignity. Thanks for posting this!

And those peaches have my mouth watering - they look so yummy!

McEwens said...

Love that James wanted to get things in priority!! Did you make any of your yummy peach cobbler with all those great peaches??

I wanna see how the skirts you and Jenn were making turned out!

Jan said...

Your Dad is a pillar of light. I love his strength of character and spirit. Yeah for good daddy's.

I am pretty much a berry freak. I eat berries morning, noon and night. I should change my name to Berrymanilow. Um..Not. Halle Berry. There we go.

Scrappy Girl said...

What a sweet man. I am a fruit lover...those peaches looked delicious. Now I may have to go to the market!

The Berry's Patch said...

Your dad sounds so sweet. I think he has his priorities straight.lol I love peaches too. I wish we had a peach tree. I don't think they grow here though. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the peach freezer jam that you just made for us Shaila!
It is so yummy! We will really enjoy it this winter when the fruit is all gone. Thanks again for all you do for us and your sweet spirit and kindness!
We love you,
Mom and Dad

Rebecca said...

Mmmmmmm, Peaches are WONDERFUL, Mango's are Delicious - Apples are always fun to eat... oh man! I can't decide, I love nearly every fruit!

Your Dad is amazing! :)

Bren's Life said...

What a Man you have there in that Dad of yours.. That is just too sweet! I am so glad he felt good enough to go.
Man- I wish we could have trees that gave fruit like that here. Sheesh those do look yummy.
Hope your doing good too!

Mother Goose said...

my favorite fruit is any fruit that my friends bring me! Can I be your dad's friend??

Mechelle said...

HI, Yes, your dad is a good apple. I make freezer jam. I just follow the direction on the back of the pectin package.

Derek & Brittany said...

Raspberries and chocolate!

wilma said...

O.K. you made me laugh and then my mouth water....I would sure like to have one of those juicy peaches..I know you are enjoying being there...so glad you are. You know Proverbs says, "Laughter doeth good like a medicine". I read about a guy who was dying and he rented all of the old 3 stogies movies and laughed himself well. You know how we love to laugh... Love you, wilma