I had the day off yesterday (Saturday) so Abby and I took a little trip. Our first stop was breakfast at IHOP in Shawnee, where we met up with Jim Beckel, who had business there and was more than happy to meet up with us. Great conversation, nice breakfast. Abby and I then went to Bass Pro Shop in Oklahoma City, mostly because we always have fun shopping there. We were looking for some U. S. Flag apparel, and we both got something we really liked. Finally, we stopped at the Target store in Norman for household supplies. From Norman, we took the southern route home, making our route a loop. It was fun being on the road with my wife.
At home, I was up for a snack, and the summer bounty is before us. There were 10 or more cucumbers and at least 15 peaches in the fridge, all from here in the patch. The peaches came from Dorothy’s trees. (Her house, which we thought was sold, is back on the market after a snafu, so the peaches are going unclaimed.) The ones I picked recently are cling peaches. Bugs and birds have first crack at them, so they look pretty rough. In spite of their appearance, the flavor is unlike anything you can get commercially. I’ve been enjoying them for three weeks or more, and there are still more out there.
Also, I am very excited that later this summer I hope to have a banner crop of cantaloupe.