Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Apricots Are Finished

Riverton, Utah     High 84 Low 61

It is a lot cooler today but it is only supposed to be temporary. There are thunder showers predicted this evening and then it is supposed to get hotter again.

The apricots are almost gone. The few that are left are covered with hornets. At least we are through picking up the fallen apricots.
The pears look like they are getting a lot larger. I don’t know when they are ripe enough, but they have to be picked green and then allowed to ripen.
We also have a lot of peaches; so many, that we had to support some of the branches. They look like they will be getting ripe before long. At least they are starting to turn red. Cindy is looking forward to bottling them.

We don’t have many tomatoes so we will have to find someone that has them for sale to get enough for her to bottle.
I spent some time today pressure washing one of our patios and the colored sidewalk. 15 years of dirt seemed to have added up.

I also painted our handrails going to our lower patio. They were getting a little rusty and now they look a lot better with the Rust-Oleum paint on them.

In between all of the outside work, I managed to get 3 of Cindy’s quilts quilted. I am going to wait for another post to put pictures of them on the blog.

I would like to be traveling so I could relax a little bit. School starts in 2 weeks and then Cindy won’t have to be babysitting every day like she has been since we’ve been home.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Wow! You have an entire supermarket in your back yard. How cool is that?

    1. Fresh picked sure tastes better than what we find in the stores.

  2. Way too much work for you guys. Glad you found some spare time to quilt. When are you guys heading out?