Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cherry Time

The young squire and I picked the first cherries of the season yesterday. M'Lady is busy drying them and deciding what to do with the ones still on the tree. It is a bumper crop this year. Last year the tree got bit by a late frost and produced a dozen cherries - which the birds ate.

It's kind of difficult to judge just exactly how many cherries there are in this picture. We purchased the colander specifically for various canning chores because it is 16 inches in diameter and 8 inches deep!

Update: The colander mentioned above actually holds 14 quarts and M'Lady and I filled it again - twice! We calculated that we picked 42 quarts and, after pitting, the total weight was 30 pounds. Not a bad harvest.

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