Monday, June 28, 2010

Picking Cherries!

We picked Cherries at Wells Orchards last week. 49 pounds!

It was a beautiful day in the orchard with friends! The kids had fun and were very helpful! This is Lily with her detective hat on!


Daisy ate A LOT of cherries!


Rosie in her bonnet.


We packed a picnic and had lunch under the cherry trees!



Emilie and Rich picked most of those 49 pounds I think!


We spent the rest of the weekend washing and sorting cherries. I was worried that 49 pounds was too much, but we made short work of it! Emilie spent most of the week making cherry sauces and jams and canning. I froze 2 large freezers bags, made cherry sauce and dehydrated some. I also shared quite a few pounds with friends.



We have also been eating lots or rhubarb while it's been in season too. Kinda sad to see it go. I've got a few jars of sauce in the pantry for this winter.


We're looking forward to Blueberries and raspberries!
What's your favorite fresh local food?

2 comments:

Connie said...

not sure of my favorite, but I had fun picking raspberries from my smallish patch in my back yard...yummy!!!

Michelle said...

There's a picture of my pretty girl!!!!! Hi Lily! You look so cute in your hate! Hi Jen, I sent you the strategies not sure if you got them. Will you let me know? I just want to make sure you get them. I will be working at KEC Mayfield starting in September. I hope your summer is going great! Enjoy!