The wormy peaches ripen first, and with those, I'm lucky to get even half the peach by the time I clean out the mess the worm has made.
A lot of peaches fall on the ground. I can salvage parts of them if I pick them up soon after they drop, but if they lay there even twenty-four hours, they are pretty much spoiled.
Most of the peaches in these pictures are just a little on the green side, but the wonderful thing about peaches is that you can bring them in the house and they will go ahead and ripen in a day or so. I like to do this because the ones I bring in won't be falling on the ground to ruin.
Of course we are having peaches every day in our cereal, our oatmeal, and our cream of wheat. We're having sliced peaches for dessert. I haven't made a cobbler yet, but I'm sure I will before long. I've frozen three pints and one quart of peaches, and I'm just getting started.
There's a trick to eating frozen strawberries or peaches: You don't want them to thaw completely or they are soft and somewhat mushy. About half-thawed is perfect for eating with cereal, or in a bowl for dessert. Many times I use the "thaw" setting on my microwave and just leave them in a minute at a time, checking often to see if the fruit is just right so I don't overdo it.