With the cold winter freezes, and especially with the artic blast week we had, we were hoping for some fruit from the orchard this year. Now, even with freezes typically playing a part of a good fruit harvest, we believe these things still only come about if the Lord grants them out of His graciousness.
And, accordingly to that, He has decided to do so, and we are very thankful!
Here’s a recent look at the orchard itself:
This is a pecan tree in the background, and you can get the size perspective with the fencing and goats. I believe this one even grew back from the root!
And here’s most of the rest of the pecan tree line:
Here’s a peach tree loaded with yummy goodnesses!
And then picked:
We made a solar food dehydrator quite a few years back, and it’s still working pretty well, despite some cracks in the plexiglass, the big ones I believe coming from young goats jumping off the dryer! 🙂
And here it is with the fruit drying or about to start drying:
We rarely get apricots, but this year God granted a whole bunch, and here are some dried ones. They may not look like much, but fruit with the water gone condenses its natural sugars, so they taste great!
And here is the collection of dried tasty morsels the Lord has granted so far:
Once again, we are always thankful to God for granting food off the land, coming from His direct hand of providence!