Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cherry Picking

Stacey and I went Cherry picking for the second time last Friday at Spicers, our the local orchard.

We picked sweet cherries the week before...the sour cherries weren't ripe yet.

We both needed more sweet cherries for an amaretto jam recipe that I plan on sharing in the next few posts.

I wanted sour cherries as well for pie fillings and cobblers.

The sweet cherries branches were laden with fruit. They were so full of dark shiny cherries that they looked more like clusters of grapes.

We also got a glimpse of the mechanical cherry pitter.  

 An amazing machine!

We both decided to pit our own cherries, but it was fun to watch.

When we had collected our harvest, we headed back to the house to wash and pit our cherries.

Stacey was a trooper and ended up pitting all the cherries by herself while I readied things for jam making.

I'll soon be sharing all the wonderful things we did with our cherries in coming posts!

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