running through home backyard orchard peach tree barefoot in lightweight dress and straw hat

Peaches for Free

Movin’ to the country,
Gonna eat a lot of peaches
Movin’ to the country,
Gonna eat me a lot of peaches

running through home backyard orchard peach tree barefoot in lightweight dress and straw hat

take care of peaches before ripening with bird netting
taking care of peaches before they ripen with bird netting and bamboo stakes

Products: Bird Netting/ Protection Stakes / Bamboo stakes  c/o Gardeners.com
Wearing: Lilly Pulitzer Hollie Tunic Dress c/o wearing size small

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f I had my little way, I’d eat peaches every day! I love that The Presidents of the United States of America song, I think about it every time I talk about my love for peaches and it still makes me giggle when I sing the lyrics. (See the music video here on YouTube).

90s music was so much fun, I have such lovely memories even though I wasn’t a huge fan of high school, I love that part of high school with my friends and going to rock concerts. Benjamin and I laugh about this song because it almost seems like it was a joke song that turned into a real hit. Anyway it’s a great one and makes me so happy to hear every time because I would make this my summer theme song, I love peaches!

When I knew we’d have to cautious about the birds, I asked my friends at Gardeners.com for help and they sent over bird netting and protection stakes and we just used a rubber mallet to pound them in and to get it a bit taller in the middle (to make sure no birds could even get their little pecker through the netting) I pulled out a bamboo stake and it helped elevate the middle. This area is now our backyard orchard after we moved all the garden beds or rather removed! Can you believe it looks like this now?

Look at all those lovely peaches ripening, it’s our first year owning this peach tree. As I saw everyone start to pick their peaches around me (in the same city) I grew concerned – why is everyone else’s peaches so big and ours are so tiny? Then my friend Jill said since it was its first year, the little tree was probably focusing on root growth so this might be as big as th peaches get this harvest due to heat so they are already ripening.  So we look forward to next season.

Then, I cannot wait to sing this chorus.

Millions of peaches, peaches for me
Millions of peaches, peaches for free


Diana Elizabeth was smiling skipping through barefoot in this photo and was fine until she stepped on an old lemon branch with thorns. Ow. But peaches, yay!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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