Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Forty - Two Pounds O' Fun














































As you know, we were in Easter Washington during the fourth of July visiting both my Grandmother and Father. My prior post describes how we went to make a surprise visit and ended up being there the day my Grandmother had a pretty significant stroke. Well, after going to the hospital on the fourth, we decided to take the kids cherry picking. We drove around looking for U-Pick signs for cherries. We found a farm in Naches. As soon as we got out of our car, We thought - "What were we thinking?" It was soooo hot outside, 100 degrees. There was a little shade, but not enough. The farmer and his wife were so gracious and kind. They gave us ice cold bottled waters and attached our buckets and sent us on our way! I have to say, it was a blast! We had a great time picking... and eating... a whole lotta cherries. Both Ellie and Chloe were adorable. They ate more cherries than they picked and put in their baskets. The farmer had a little pump house next to the trees that was ice cold inside. Phillip and I took turns sitting in there with Justus cooling off. What do you get when you and five kiddos are picking cherries? Forty two pounds of sweetness! Yes... FORTY TWO POUNDS of cherries! Needless to say our freezer is full of pitted cherries ready for pies. By the way... you see in the pics. that we got two different types of cherries: Lapin and Rainier - both are so delicious.

6 comments:

Garth and Becky said...

We have made so many memories going apple picking as a family. We will have to try cherries next time perhaps! They look so juicy and yummy. And 42 pounds...that's awesome!

The Casaus House said...

I love cherry season! I've been meaning to make it to the farmer's market for some cherries. So when are you having us over for cherry pie?

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, 42 pounds??? How much do they charge per pound? That's amazing. And to have Rainier cherries out of season from the freezer, what a winter treat that will be! So bummed I missed you at the pool that day!

By the way, how is your Grandmother doing? Did she start eating on her own?

tommy said...

my mouth and stomach thank you!

Jenny B. said...

Adorable pictures! I LOVE picking fresh fruit, and always think it would be such fun with kids. You have just proven that not only is it fun, it's prosperous! ;) 42 lbs!!

Shannon said...

That sounds like it would have been a ton of fun!! Glad you guys were able to go to Eastern Washington this year.