Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cherries and Apples

 Hi Everyone, how are your days going? Keeping cool has been a priority lately. Gets pretty warm in the house, like almost 90 degrees, but we keep the air conditioner going in the kitchen and fans going in the other rooms. So it is bearable. I like when it is cool enough and I can put a blanket on to keep warm. Looks like there is a big cool-down for the next week so we all will be comfortable till the next heat-wave.
 The other day a friend called and asked if I would like some cherries......I said yes. So I went to pick them up and spent the evening cleaning, sorting, pitting and cooking them. After they cooled I put them in containers and froze them. I pulled a few recipes from the internet, Freezer Jam, Cherry Dump Cobbler and Sara's Famous Cherry Crisp are on the agenda for these cherries along with a couple of smoothies and maybe some cherry frozen pops.
 The cherries that did not make the pick landed on the ground for the birds, squirrels, chipmunks and flies to eat. Nobody touched them, so they landed in the compost pile. The little chipmunk in this picture was checking them out....maybe he thought they were too sour though.
 I am really excited, cause I finally have apples growing in my apple tree. I sure do hope they make it, the limbs are bending over cause there are so many apples in the tree. I think these apples will remain green. I have another tree that is supposed to have red apples........but that one has not produced yet. These trees are over 10 years old. So hopefully this is the year for apple pies and sauce!!!!
Another shot of the apples from a different angle. So you all have a great day and keep looking up for your redemption draws nigh.

One of these days I will get some cards up. I have not been working on cards for awhile as my studio is still all torn up and I am still re-organizing. And I have been so busy with my gardens......time just gets away. Cheers ~ Louise


Anonymous said...

I am shocked that the animals weren't all over the cherries!

And the apples look great - Hannah and I used to apple pick every fall and make sauce and pies - good times!

Enjoy this cool weather - it was perfect sleeping weather last night!

Attic Clutter said...

wow you have a lot of yummy cherries(:)
is this the first year this tree has had a crop?
do you know what kind they are..
I have a graven stein in my backyard they stay green and make the best apple sauce and pies ever!
delicious (:)

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Connie said...

Those cherries look so pretty.
What a wonderful treat :)

Attic Clutter said...

oh yes Americans ..many anyway are over weight and sit too much!!
not me today 100 degrees and I've been run around the back yard playing with my little grandsons(:)WHEW!!!


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