Sunday, June 13, 2010
When we moved to this home we were so excited to have a cherry tree. We believe it is a very old cherry tree and in the past few years some storms have really taken their toll on the female. We actually have two cherry trees but one is the male and produces no fruit. We would actually like to try either grafting or growing more of these trees because the female is marvelously productive and has such great sour cherries. The cherries were definitely ready today (and there will be more ready later in the week). If only we could pick them all but many are up out of reach. That's OK though -- as long as the birds keep to the upper branches they are welcome to as many as they can find up there. There are plenty to share!
Alan got up early this morning and picked a large quantity before getting ready for church (and before the rain came). After lunch I went out to pick more. I needed 6 quarts for my cherry pie filling recipe which is a whole lot of cherries! While harvesting cherries the power went out. It was out for 2 hours. Not knowing when it would come back on we still decided to go ahead and pit them all and if we didn't have power by later afternoon I would just freeze them instead of processing them.
at 8:48 PM