Part 4 Do It Yourself
I can not believe in 13 years of living on the Western Slope of Colorado I've never been Peach Picking! I live in an amazing area. U-pick Cherries, Peaches, and Apples. The area was beautiful, up on a mesa overlooking a lake. The farm dog came and greeted us. Isn't he beautiful! I did spend money on this adventure. U-pick Peaches at Antelope Hill $.50 per pound. The only reason I knew they were $.50 a pound was a sign on the highway. So keep you eyes open. You never know when you will find something. I picked 28 pounds in about 20 minutes. The peaches were huge, ripe and a wonderful maroon color. If I had just bought peaches it would have been $1.25 per pound.
I saved: $ 21Not a huge savings, but I did save money. All it took was some effort on my part. If I had picked enough peaches to can for the whole year I would have saved about $60. I had a box to can, and some leftover peaches from last year. I was able to get some exercise, spend time with an amazing friend, and bring home delicious peaches. Well worth the money.