Peaches (O'Henry) are ripening and eaten fresh daily. This tree was on the short list a few summers ago because of sun scald. But after using wrap around the truck of this espalier it's thriving and producing well.
The cabinets were finally completed down at the cabinet shop. They were installed this week. Now Farmer MacGregor is varnishing and painting everything in anticipation for the soapstone countertops. The blue tape tabs are on the drawers until painting is complete. Then, the hardware will be installed. Note: the countertop on the china cabinet/hutch is mahogany butcher block that will be lightly stained and lacquered.