Cherries!

 

Today my son-in-law was helping a friend shake cherries, and they invited us to go into the orchard and glean after they were finished.  It was a fascinating thing to watch, and I wish so much I had taken my camera along.  That harvest is quite a process!  And now we have lots and lots of yummy white sweet cherries

 

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  plus some tart cherries that I didn’t take a picture of.  Those will turn into pie filling.  There were a lot of the traditional black sweet cherries, too, but we really like these better.

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I also picked a handful of these odd-looking things.  They weren’t as flavorful, but interesting…

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Those pale-looking things (and yes, they’re ripe!) are maraschino cherries!  Isn’t it interesting that they aren’t even red until they dye them? 

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Amy, of course, only supervised today.  But I’m sure she’ll be helping pick cherries sooner than we think!

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6 Responses to Cherries!

  1. mejicojohn says:

    awful lot of banana splits there,,, or sundaes,,,she looks like shes about ready to start…

  2. fwren says:

    Gotta love those sweet cherries ~ yup ~ just gotta ~ 🙂

  3. BooksForMe says:

    Now, who cares about cherries when you put a picture of that dear one up?  LOL  Is this a some kind of trick? I watched a video about cherries and was impressed by just how involved and lengthy the Maraschino cherry process is—made me respect them a little more.I love cherries.  Enjoy them!

  4. homefire says:

    @BooksForMe –   Well, I sat down to write about cherries, but when I looked at the pictures on the camera, there was this cute one of Amy from last weekend, so how could I resist putting that up, too? 

  5. sunshine1939 says:

    Yep!! Just like a Grandma, we look at grandkids pictures before we even think of eating~~~even those delicious looking cherries.  Enjoy!!!!

  6. Grace4theday says:

    Living in CA where sour cherries are rare, I think gleaning s. cherries would be such a wonderful treat.  Marks favorite pie is s.cherry.  We have hauled them home frozed from Ind. by the cooler load!  We have tried to grow a tree, but after 3 failures we have given up…esp since we can get them picked, pitted, and frozen when we visit Ind.!  Happy eating!

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