It’s OK…They’re Not THOSE Peaches


Placenta Peaches -- 2010

Placenta Peaches — 2010

Kitt showing her true feelings of the trek -- 2013

Kitt showing her true feelings of the trek — 2013

So, our peach tree died. Yes, THAT peach tree. The one that three years ago my husband and young daughter planted above my placenta.

I can’t help but take this a bit to heart. I mean, that placenta nourished my daughter for her entire gestation, and the damn thing can’t even keep a tree alive? Fortunately, my daughter is fine (although looking at her current outfit, you may question my idea of “fine”).

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The Placenta Beech Tree

If I am to be completely honest, my placenta was not entirely faulty. As of now, where the peach tree once stood, a beech tree has taken root.

I know some greater message lies in that tree somewhere — something related to that Rolling Stones hymn about getting what you need, but regardless it is hard not to take the death of the original tree personally.

This year, after enjoying peaches from a friend’s tree, we decided to give peach planting another try. This time (thankfully) placenta-less. Kitt and Xandy “suited-up” and headed to plant out near our apple trees.

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Kitt following her dad to the new planting spot.

"Supervising" the planting process.

“Supervising” the planting process.

The finished product.

The finished product.

This year we are told that we may get a few peaches. After all of this, those better taste like nirvana. I’m just saying.

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2 responses to “It’s OK…They’re Not THOSE Peaches

  1. marie pineau

    Just so you know……Most peach trees are not hearty in the state of Maine. Yes, some people have them, but they are the lucky few. All it takes is one night of the wrong temp and they are gone. Next time, try some nice hearty apples. Please, don’t blame the placenta. By the way……I live the outfit! ant marie

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