Here are a few pictures from saturday's peach picking trip. We went back to the same place we took Mary and Missa, this time for the second variety of peaches our friends grow in their orchard. O'Henry peaches ripen a bit later in summer and have a deep sweet flavor like brown sugar. Brian and Sarah let visitors eat as many as they want for free while they walk around the orchards and property. Brian came out to show us the little pond and cabin he built some years ago. We thought it would be the perfect little artist's retreat: no electricity and a loft bed, a porch that looks out on a tiny aspen grove and frog pond with floating lotus blossoms. Last year they installed some kind of irrigation system that recycles water, and they've cut 50% of their water usage, while managing to keep the pond cool and fresh and full of abundant life.
But most of all, back by the driveway, Lucy loved climbing around and sitting on the hay bales while we chatted with Brian and Sarah. Both artists, they are also a wealth of knowledge on all things homesteading, growing, and making. We especially enjoyed wandering around their property because we have daydreams of a similar life one day.