Apricots and Raccoons—Thursday, August 1, 2019

I’ve picked and canned all the apricots I could ever need or want

I gave jars of rich lush jam away and

And still, I have apricots!

They are way up there in the top of the tree, where I can’t reach.

the ground is rather dappled with a rich golden glow  🙂

Nightly we have visitors.  Their bright  chitter, chatter wakes us up as they feast on the summer globes of goodness

So I sat up a game camera just so we could see

The exhilaration as the furry creatures feast

This delightful smile says it all!

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,



28 thoughts on “Apricots and Raccoons—Thursday, August 1, 2019

  1. Nothing tastes as sweet as apricots off your own tree. I miss that. It’s nice you have enough to share with the wildlife. I’m sure they appreciate your generosity as well. Makes me so happy.


  2. All the kids I grew up with who enjoy gardening grow at least one apricot tree, but almost none of us like apricots! It is just tradition. During our time, the last remnants of the formerly vast orchards were being abandoned and removed, so there were WAY too many apricots. Now there are none outside of those in our own gardens.


  3. Charlee: “Dennis told us we used to have apricot trees, but they died.”
    Chaplin: “The raccoons must have been very disappointed when that happened.”
    Charlee: “We still have a peach tree but we haven’t seen any raccoons taking them. Just rats.”
    Lulu: “Rats? Where?!?!?”
    Charlee: “Settle down, Lulu, you’ll never catch them.”


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