Monday, June 20, 2011

Cherries

Last week we went cherry picking!  We got there at an insanely early hour of the day and were pretty much the first ones there...and only ones there until we left.  I wanted to beat the heat and the crowds, and we beat both.  I took my camera along, only to get to the furthest region of the cherry orchard and realize that I left it in the truck.  Oh well...

We picked two pounds less than last year which was my goal.  I had cherries coming out of my ears last year and didn't want quite so much this year.  We still ended up with 9ish pounds, though. 

 After William washed and pitted them we laid several pans out and dried them.  Then we placed the whole pan in the freezer and froze quite a bit.


We did save some to eat and make a cherry crisp!  Yum!

4 comments:

Kim H said...

Great idea! Did you end up doing all the picking up in the trees?

Grandma A said...

A GOOD TIME FOR ALL....YUM!! THAT WILLIAM IS SURE GROWING UP!! HUGS, GRANNY "A"

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Is that a cherry pitter machine that William is using? How cool is that! I've never seen one of those... who want's cherries?.. I do!!!! :-)

Gina said...

Cool cherry pitting contraption!! Never seen one of those either.... I'd like 1 cherry smoothie please! Do you ship to TN??