Cherry Picking Time!
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Our oldest DD lives on 6 beautiful acres out in the country. They have planted lots of fruit trees and wonderful gardens. The cherries are ripe now and with all the rain we are getting this year we have to gather when we can! Monday was perfect for that. I picked and pitted 4 pounds of cherries on that day. Now in the freezer ready to go. These are the sour cherries and are so good with oatmeal. I will bake DH a pie for Father's Day of course. There are still a lot more cherries on that tree, but my neck and shoulders were so very sore from having my arms in the air while on a ladder, that I took yesterday off. It rained last night, so the feet of the ladder might sink into the ground today. I will see how this afternoon looks before making a decision whether to go out to get more. The cherry season comes and goes quickly!
Blueberry season started yesterday. We have a Berry Farm close by that tries to be as organic as possible, so we will be trying to get out there too. But again the ground needs to be dry. I feel so lucky to have all this fresh produce right around me!
On a sadder note, my grandson's other grandmother died a little more than a week ago. I thought of her as a friend and we took some trips together to the lake house with our kids, her son and our daughter, and the much loved grandson! She taught me to do the turns on the heels of socks when knitting, and cooking together. She was an interior decorator by trade and I admired her very much. While picking cherries my 9 yr old grandson asked me if I was healthy. It brought tears to my eyes which I tried to hide. He is missing her terribly and checking to be sure I will be around for a long time. I told him how I was doing everything I can to stay healthy and keep PaPa (DH) healthy too. I made that commitment the day he was born! He seemed very pleased to hear that. Now to follow through on that and get back to exercising regularly!
Still slowly trying to clean on the house and eliminate some of the things we have collected over so many years. I want to be ready when we think it is time to go into an apartment or condo. Going from a four bedroom with full basement to a two bedroom apartment sounds impossible to me! How do people do it? I watched my mother-in-law prepare for that years ago. I admire her more now than ever! I would love to just stay here, but not sure that is wise. I guess I will know when the time comes. For now cleaning out closets is a good choice.
Hope everyone is enjoying spring in their part of the world!