Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cherries


To me, when cherry season hits, it says, "We're off!" or "GO!" with out the ready or the set before hand. It sure seems to sneak up on me, but, ready or not, the fruit and vegetable season is in full swing. It's time to get outside and harvest the crops and then dust off the canning equipment and get to work.
As a family, we've enjoyed the process as well as the reward of home-canned produce. The children just love to pick fruit.

Today we filled two boxes at the orchard. The longer I live here in the valley, the more I appreciate the fact that right down the street I can pick fresh, sweet cherries for $1.25/lb. I've eaten more than my share of them, they are beyond description, so delicious!

We just couldn't keep them in our buckets!



I've canned 12 pints whole tonight and plan to make jam tomorrow.

2 comments:

mama-aya said...

Cherries are my plan, too! I just got all our strawberries in the freezer, and don't blink, but blueberries are ripe too!

Kimberly said...

We don't get good cherries here, and they are extremely expensive. I loved picking them, and eating them, thanks for the reminder.