Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cherry Motherlode

I'm back!  (I am sure there was great concern and all...)   I was off traveling for ten days, the bulk of that time spent at family reunion in Washington.  More on that to come.  Vacation was absolutely wonderful, but boy was I glad to be home at last! 
 
 So, what would I do on my first day back home?  Why pick cherries, of course! 

We loaded our little hand-cart with baskets and crates to stand on and wheeled it down the street several blocks to what turned out to be a motherlode of cherries. 

Even after we were finished picking the trees still looked filled with fruit.  We managed somewhere around 20-25 pounds before the baskets got full.  Free.  That is the best part!  Pitting all those cherries was not the best part, but it is totally worth every sticky minute.  I like cherry syrup and cherry jelly as well as cherries in smoothies.  I even like the cherries fresh though Matt thinks they are too sour.  We also dug out the dehydrator and are going to give that a go.
I am walking down to the library to return a few things this evening....might have to bring a little basket along and snag a few more while the getting is good.

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Looking at all those cherries is making me dream of summer. Thinking of all the lovely things you could make with so many!

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  2. Wow, no cherries like that here in the desert! But I have occasionally scored free fruit, like lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and pomegranate. Lots of marmalade and jelly resulted. :)

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