My nephew Jeremy has won his race with the surgeons. When Jeremy is not doting over his wife Rebecca and two young daughters, Jesse and Micah, he is a long distance runner. He has competed in triathlons and ultra marathons. Jeremy is no stranger to preparing for a race. It takes training, strategy, discipline, and pain to come out on top. He has a great support group of family and friends to help him in this next stage of his life.
Like my father, I find comfort in gardening. Sometimes to relieve stress, I go into the garden and pull some weeds or plant something. I needed to plant something. A ‘Rio Oso Gem’ would fit the bill. A ‘Rio Oso Gem’ is an heirloom variety of peach tree. This variety is a freestone peach with a beautiful yellow skin with a red blush. This tree will blossom with showy pink flowers. It is named after the town of ‘Rio Oso’ located in the Sierra foothills of California. As you can see this is a bare root tree. It will take several years before it will bare fruit. We will have to nurture and support this fragile staff of life. We will water, prune, fertilize and do what ever it takes to make this tree strong. This will be my Jeremy tree.
Jeremy, in the very near future, we are all going to sit down and have a ‘Big Ole’ piece of peach pie.