|Peach tree stump & roots.|
|Hole where peach tree once stood, filled with water to aid the pulling.|
Then my husband, Kim, had the idea to build a shed in that nice flat spot. He knew I wasn't keen on that. While I was in Sacramento for a couple of days covering a National Chicken Cook-Off, he brought in a backhoe to dig out that spot. By the time I came home, the tree was gone and a shed partially installed. I didn't even get to say good-bye.
So I planted Tree Number 2 in a different spot. But ten years later, I sadly knew that last fall would be its last harvest.
I'm not saying good-bye to peaches, however. I'll be buying a new tree soon. I'm going to plant it back the flat sunny spot where Tree Number 1 used to be. It happened that our city zoning didn't like Kim's placement for a shed any more than I did, so the shed is long gone.
And now that I'm much wiser about caring for peach trees, I feel certain it will be around for a long time.