So, we got back in the car and went cherry picking again today.
After many failed attempts to find a free source for cherries, we went back to our original place and found that we could get them for 99 cents a pound today. Combined, a friend and I bought about 160 lbs.
Each of these boxes is about 20 lbs.
Then, the canning began, the washing, sterilizing, destemming, washing, packing and boiling.
Everyone worked hard.We left their house exhausted, two hours past my children's normal bed time. Falling into the chair, I checked my email. I found this response to my freecycle wanted ad to come and pick fruit trees:
We've got lots of Bing cherries here, and you are welcome to them.
I predict more canning in my future!