Yesterday when Vince came home at lunch, he told me a friend had invited us over after work to pick cherries. You don’t have to ask me twice to go get something that’s not easy to find. There’s hardly a food I don’t like and I so often say “Oh, that’s my favorite food!” But, I really love cherry anything. So, when Vince got home . . off we went just a couple of blocks to pick cherries. We picked for 2 hours! You know Vince . . if it’s free, we’ll take it all! I kept thinking . . something has to be done with these cherries and I know who’s the one that will be doing it. Maybe 10 pounds is enough. No? Maybe 15 pounds is enough. No?
We picked about 25 pounds.
Remember my clean kitchen from Tuesday? 24 hours, here’s how it looked!
A big mess! Thank goodness dinner was done and just needed to be heated. We didn’t get home from picking cherries til almost 8 p.m.
I washed the cherries and picked out the bad ones. Vince ran the stoner. Nice green shirt, huh? 🙂
After the stones were removed, I put up 6 packs for cherry pies and the rest of the cherries went into the fridge for processing today.
35 half pints of jelly and jam. Part of that is 7 half pints of mulberry jelly from our mulberries. I think I forgot to write that there’s another mulberry tree behind the barn and it has really good mulberries. Chad found it . . I didn’t know we had it. So today, I put up the 7 half pints of mulberry jelly, 15 half pints of cherry jam and 13 half pints of cherry jelly. I’ll give some of the cherry jelly and jam to the people who gave us the cherries and we’ll still have plenty.
Tonight for dinner, I think we’re having toast and jelly! 🙂