The cherries have been ready for some time and we have been feasting. And, just as I did last year I preserved some to enjoy through winter.
Unfortunately this year we had two terrible rain storms that severely affected the cherry harvest. Rain is death to cherries, they split, then bugs get in there and they rot. The first rain got the cherries as they were starting to ripen and the second rain when they were ready to pick.
This made picking difficult because we had to pick just the right ones which turned to be about one in three. Well the chickens were happy ...
Yesterday I jarred some cherries in light syrup. Some with stones and some without, to tell the truth I just plain got tired of pitting cherries with a paper clip, hence the two types. I really need to get a cherry pitter.
Pitting cherries. Well pit one, eat one.
And the final product.