An Abundance of Cherries!

6:00 AM

I planted a cherry tree (and and apple tree and a plum tree) six or seven years ago.  Turns out cherry pie is my husbands favorite.  The first year we didn't get any cherries.  The next year there were cherries, but the birds got them.  Each year we seem to get  more and more cherries provided we don't get a late cold snap.  This year with it being so warm so early the cherries are ready for the picking.  They are at least two weeks early.

Hubby and I have a deal.  We both pick the cherries.  He pits them.  I process them.  I make one pie right away.  I freeze the rest of them in pie measurements into vacuum sealed bags for later pies.  Last year I tried to make cherry  jam.  I made cherry syrup instead.  I'm not sure I want to try that again.

Now it's a race with the birds to see who can get them first!

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4 comments

  1. Cherries are my husband's favorite, but sadly we are too far south to grow them.

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  2. Yum! Sounds like a match made in heaven :)

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  3. Mmmm, cherry pie sounds divine! Also, they were early here too, funny that.

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  4. How wonderful, and I love that you work as a team on them!
    When we moved here just over a year ago we were very pleasantly surprised to find an established cherry, plum and apple tree!

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