Friday, July 9, 2010


It's cherry season here in E. WA. We have two cherry orchards within walking distance from my house. Last week the kids and I picked from one of the orchards. We only got enough to eat. Today Dalyn and her crew and Me and my crew picked at the other orchard. I hadn't planned on getting anymore cherries this year but when Dalyn asked if I wanted to go picking I couldn't refuse... 40lbs later. Two big boxes. So tonight was stoning and freezing night and we got the whole family involved. We have 2 stoners so it went pretty fast.
after we stoned the cherries we laid them on a jelly roll pan to put in the freezer.

Jaelyn was our loader so she could pass them to Jocelyn who washed them.

Jacob and Jordan were our stoners and I was in the middle filling their cherry holders so they didn't have to stop.

Tonight we finished with one box, we will see if we get to the other box before it is eaten!


In Awe of Applique said...

oh yum!!! we hit the orchard for 20 lbs of Rainiers, they didn't last 24 hrs w/my boys...though I did manage to freeze some...have you ever tried drying them? We liked them better than candy!

the canned quilter said...

My gosh those look so good!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! How cute all of you working in the kitchen together. What a blessing to have so many hands :).