Yesterday, three new cases of Covid were announced. They are in one Auckland family. As a result Auckland has been put into Lockdown 3 and the rest of the Country in Lockdown 2 while the authorities try to find the source of this outbreak. In view of this and the weather forecast for heavy rain and strong wind I sent emails last night cancelling our Parkinson walk. I must say when I woke to heavy rain it was good knowing we did not have to go on the walk.
I did go out when the rain eased for a while and picked up peaches that had fallen as well as picking some off the tree. I have a very high-tech picker - a fruit tin on a pole. I place it under the peach and if the peach falls into the tin then it is ripe, if not, it is left for another day.
They look a bit green but ripen quickly. Later on I cooked another batch ready to freeze. Some are eaten fresh.
These will be delicious on my porridge over winter, in fact I am already eating them in the mornings.