How Sweet It Is

We said they were cool. Would you believe cold? But even a late freeze can’t dampen our enthusiasm for peaches, the juiciest crop of the summer.

Bluefford Hancock squeezed my elbow as if testing it for ripeness—an understandable gesture, considering that he was in the midst of appraising peaches at the fortieth annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree, where he has served as a judge since the festival’s inception. A retired horticulturist with the Texas Cooperative Extension, a branch of Texas A&M University, Hancock remained focused on the task at hand, refusing to be distracted by my elbow, the late-June heat, or even the dance recital on a nearby stage, where waist-high

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