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
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.
I also picked a handful of these odd-looking things. They weren’t as flavorful, but interesting…
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?
Amy, of course, only supervised today. But I’m sure she’ll be helping pick cherries sooner than we think!