i’m not gonna get into details of it now, but i expect big changes to this bloggy project type thing in the next month or so. hopefully you won’t be all annoyed, but we got to do what we got to do, and part of that is staying true to ourselves.
much of this comes as a result of several nights of siting on the porch on account of being without power for four days. happy to have it back and thankful to ma for cleaning out the fridge. having no power didn’t put an end to our list of things to do, and with the company of good friends patrick and dawn we were off in search of cherries to pick. about 45 minutes north of city near hartland we found what we needed at this orchard.
between the four of us i think we picked about sixty pounds of fruit in under an hour. we quit picking mostly on account of losing interest in picking not lack of fruit, combined with a lack of money and freezer space.
for an extra 25 cents a pound they offered pitting service, which seemed like a bargain having pitted plenty of cherries at this point. turns out that we were also paying for entertainment, as watching this ancient cherry pitter get cranked up and do its thing was a joy for all.
between this and all the cherries picked at a tree across the street, we have more than enough for all kinds of projects; cherry sauce, mead, brandied cherries, and of course a pie or some other kind of dessert. we still need to find a good source for sweet cherries, if anyone has recommended picking spots please do share.