Niles Bray picks peaches at his Trimble County orchard Thursday before the temperatures hit the mid-90s. The pickers carry frozen water bottles to stay cool.
The Bray family has about 35 acres of peaches and more than 40 varieties, including Harbelle, which Bray picked Thursday.
“This is about the fifth time we’ve picked them,” he said of the variety.
The Brays said this year’s harvest was pushed back at least three weeks because of the wetter weather and cooler ground conditions. But despite the delay, they expect to have a good season. “This here will be a fine crop of peaches,” Bray said. (Staff photo by Steve Dickersonfirstname.lastname@example.org)