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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


School is out and it's peach pickin' season at Schnepf Farms. I took the Fashionista and Sweet Boy on a little field trip. (Pun intended.)

The trees were laden with sweet, juicy peaches.

It was gloriously hot day enjoyed by only the sunflowers.

Gawk if you must at my huge hat and sunglasses. But the Arizona sun is brutal and I want to be melanoma free. Laughing at the plaid shorts is allowed.

We picked several pounds of peaches. You know what that means...

Schnepf Farms is also famous for their Dinners Down the Orchard. The next feast is scheduled for November 21st.

What is your favorite fruit?



I am totally in your court - or - under your tree. I LOVE peaches. They are my favorite, especially in pie.

Thanks for sharing,


Coastal Sisters said...

I love peaches too. Peach cobbler is my favorite!

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Have a wonderful day,

Nancy said...

Hi Laura,
You could look good in a potato sack, so no laughing from me. I'm not a huge peach fan, but I'll eat anything in a pie. I like apples, strawberries, black and red raspberries, blueberries...just about anything. Jam is great; pie is even better. Sounds like you'll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen with your peaches!


bj said...

Girl, are you kiddin' me? You look fabulous in your big hat and sunglasses and...the plaid shorts are too cute.
I love picking peaches...hope to do that a little later here.
And, I do LOVE peach pies!!
xo bj

Mildred said...

I love peaches, especially home made peach ice cream. Looks like a lovely place to visit.

Priscila said...

fresh picked peaches! YUM! my favorite fruit are strawberries...They are yummy and cute. :)

Thanks for encouraging me on carters room. Yes. water is a touchy area so I didnt know if a nautical theme would be good but I think your right...doing something postive with water will be good.

:) thank you for being so sweet

Linda said...

What a fun day you had! We don't have Peach groves here - southern Illinois peaches are good though.

I think you look cute in your hat :)

My favorite summertime fruit is cherries.

ceekay said...

Been there! My fav fruit are raspberries, but really, there aren't many I don't like. That dinner looks like it would be fun!!

TattingChic said...

Yummy! Oh, I love peaches! What a wonderful thing to have...all those fresh peaches!
You look ever so glamorous in your broad rimmed hat and glasses, DAHling! Were those plaid shorts? Oh, I thought they were madras, lovey!
That Dinner Down The Orchards looks like a wonderful event to attend!

It' an Evolution said...

That looks like an outstanding party. We have a local farm that hosts an event just like that...I have not yet convinced my hubby to join me but one day :) Enjoy your summer and the peaches.

jewelstreet said...

Oh, I love peaches! I wish it was peach season here. Still another month or so away.

Paula said...

My favorite fruit is blueberries. Dinner in the orchard looks like a lot of fun.

bettyann said...

You look adorable..peaches, blackberries, raspberries, mangos,I love all fruit..peaches won't be ready in my neck of the woods till August..enjoy

the Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That table down the orchard is so stunning! Actually, I prefer nectarines. I don't like the fuzziness of peaches!


Really Rainey said...

Weren't the peaches wonderful this year? You passed right by my house to get to Schenpf Farms! I only live a couple miles on the same road! Next time you come by let me buy you lunch!

~Really Rainey~

niartist said...

Ooo - I love this! That table with the lights hanging down over it is sheer perfection! I wish I lived nearer! Ooooo, jealous! Ok - saving this photo if you don't mind. Lots of fine inspiration in it! And I love peaches too, but I think my favorite is a sweet red plum. Mmmmm. Thanks for coming by the other day - I'll have to do a tutorial on the skirt. (Seems I have to make another one anyway!)

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh how my mouth is watering for a peach!! WE had 3 peach trees plus apple, nectarine, plums, and pears at our previous home- canning freezing, drying all the fruit was always a joy for me-


Joy said...

What a neat field trip! And how nice that your kids want to go with you.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Happy Summer! Blessings.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I have begun to get some peaches here that have been good. Right now I am eating them on my cereal, but I love peach pie, cobbler and icecream!!! I also especially strawberry season too and my Dad grows blueberries. If you want to know the truth, I like any kind of fruit.
Dinner in the orchard is such a clever idea. I bet the food is wonderful!
I wear a bit hat and sunglasses when I am at the beach or the pool. I don't want any sun on my face. Enjoy your peaches. Love & blessings from NC!

Tangee said...

I LOVE Peaches, but Strawberries are my fav. It looks like you had a lot of fun and love love love that dining experience.

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

I think peaches are my favorite, but I love figs, which you can't get here.

I think you look absolutely adorable in that hat and the shorts :)


PS the room you're working on below could possibly give me nightmares in the before pictures LOL

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Nothing beats a sweet peach but I'm also a big fan of watermelon.

Kim G. said...

My favorite fruit is my dad's peaches. It pays to have a farmer for a dad!!

Karen said...

Hi Laura,
It looks like a wonderful time. You look as sweet as the peaches in your hat and cute shorts!
Peach pie is always a favorite in our house!
Have a great Thursday,

Allidink said...

Wow! That dinner looks fun. All those sunflowers are beautiful! How fun! I want to pick my own stuff LOL. My favorite fruit is the nectarine :)

All the best,

Crystal said...

Those peaches look luscious, would eat them fresh or in peach cobbler :) I love all kinds of fruit, but I can't pass up strawberries.
I would love to attend the Dinner Down the Orchard.
Thanks for sharing!

Tootsie said...

I love all fruits...except apples and bananas! I will eat them, but can live without.
looks like a great day!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Yummmm!!!!! Can I come over?

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Now that looks like fun! Love fresh peaches and you look adorable in your plaid shorts & hat.

Neabear said...

Those peaches sure look yummy in the tummy. Sounds like you had fun with your kiddos that day.

Robin said...

Oh I love peach pie...peach cobbler....anything of fresh peaches.

But you must tell; did you consciously choose to wear peachy pink to go pick those peaches?
[and try saying that 5 times fast]

Have a beautiful day.

Susan S. said...

I LOVE fresh peaches too....there are a lot of Peach Orchards in South Texas. YUMMMM..
The dinner in the orchard looks wonderful!

PS: Totally understand about the's very chic on you. :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Yum!! Fresh peaches are soooo good!

My favorite fruit are raspberries.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love blackberries..and we have been eating a lot of strawberries...YUM. cherry

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Liz said...

Laura! I have lived here for 30 years and I have never been to Schnepf Farms. I think I am really missing out! Looks like fun. I think you look cute....

Hmmm.... favorite would be....bananas....then peaches.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm ready for some fresh peach cobbler. Looks like a fun day, and I think you look very chic in your big hat and sun glasses. laurie

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love peaches, but my recent "experiments" with blackberries have me thinking that's my favorite fruit du jour. :-)