Friday, May 30, 2008

It's the Pits

I picked more cherries yesterday---almost 7 quarts so far, and perhaps that many more on the parts of the tree that I can still reach (while standing on a small stepladder placed in the back of our pickup truck, that is!).

What I didn't realize was how long it would take to pit all those cherries! They are small, about the size of cranberries, so there are a lot of cherries---and a lot of pits---in 7 quarts. Lucky for me, Ken pitched in and helped. We spent several hours pitting cherries and watching tv last night. The results all went into the freezer.

I plan to pick the rest of the cherries that are in reach this afternoon, so I guess we'll have another evening of pitting tonight.

But for cherries that taste this good, it's worth it to preserve as many of them as possible.


truewonder said...

Hello Nancy-good to meet you. Storming here in Central Il. so I was just picking around, looking for other sustainable folks...and found your site. Love it. Thank you sooooo much for the simple cherry cordial recipe, beautiful! I will definately try it out. One word of advice if you want a less messy cherry pitting party...freeze those little suckers before you pit ' pretty good. Thanks again, take care-

Nancy Chase said...

Hey, thanks for the tip. I never would have thought of that, but I can see how it would definitely make for less of a mess!

Stay tuned for the rest of the cordial recipe when I do step 2 in a couple of weeks!

Anonymous said...

Okay... it's been over two weeks... I need my Inglejvwvnbside fix

Anonymous said...

Where have you been? I'm a frequent reader and I LOVE your stories and writing! I check in very often and I'm so sad to see that it's not updated. Hope all is well and that you're keeping your shirts AND the farm! :)

Kelly or Alex said...

Hi Nancy,
I hope all is well. It seems that we worry when we dont hear from a regular blogger in blogdom. Kelly