Clayton's grandmother lived on her own for quite some time before moving in with his parents (though she is still sharp as a tack and probably in better shape than me! She's just with them for the company). After many years of keeping her home and large yard in immaculate condition, she grew tired of some of the chores, especially taking care of the peach trees and their abundant crop. So, she had Clay's brother chop them all down.
But one of those trees refused to be chopped down without a fight! It sent up a new sapling the next spring and turned into a new, sturdy little tree. Unfortunately, it was growing right in the middle of where Clay's brother (who later bought his grandma's house) wanted to plant his vegetable garden. So, he and Clay dug it up and transported it to our yard where Clay tucked it in between our two strips of veggie garden on the front lawn.
I'm happy to report that it's thriving and makes quite a charming addition to the yard. And with the pruning that Clay did I had a lovely arrangement for the dining room table as well. We've got our fingers crossed for a peach or two this year, or definitely the next!