Tuesday, July 10, 2012
A ride through drought country
Cliff told me to gather up some stuff to take to Aunt Gertrude this morning before we left. She is always so appreciative of any little thing you give her. I took a container of peaches, another of tomatoes, a Walmart sack full of potatoes, a couple of onions (because onions are her favorite fruit), a couple of cucumbers, and some packages of ground beef from the freezer. Unfortunately, the motorcycle trailer rides rougher than we realized. Half the peaches were bruised when we arrived, and a couple of the tomatoes had bounced out of their container and gotten somewhat bruised. She called tonight, though, to tell us she got enough peaches to make a pie after cutting the soft spots out.
It was a day well spent, even though we got uncomfortably hot on the ride home. I rested awhile, picked the last peck of peaches on the tree, and returned Cliff's ladder to the shop.