Monday, July 24, 2017

CHERRY PICKING

The phrase, "Cherry Picking" denotes culling through items to select the best for oneself.  In the case of our Idaho trip, it can be interpreted literally--we went cherry picking the first day upon arrival and the last day upon leaving.



We hit cherry season perfectly!  I am not much of a cherry eater, but picked with the girls and added to their buckets.  We walked away the first trip with each of the four having in excess of 5 pounds.  They might could be accused of being cherry gluttons before the trip was over.



I might have been persuaded to take a bite of this fresh cherry pie a la mode after our trip to the orchard.





While on the hiking trail, we noticed the huckleberries were just beginning to ripen.  These are a favorite of the local bears.  These berries do not grow in clusters, but individually--it's beyond me how a bear makes a meal off this slim pickings!



BUT there is definite evidence of their love affair with this tart berry.



YES--this is bear scat--FULL of undigested berries.



Personally I prefer mine in a piping hot cobbler covered with ice cream



I missed the treat of picking raspberries along the bike trail.  The story of that ride is coming.



Then there was the last day and picking cherries to carry home.  They all ended up with close to 10 pounds before that session ended!  There might have been an almost "Incident" when someone was crushing the cherries in the overhead on the airplane.  I've seen babies not get as careful treatment as these girls gave their cherries on the L O N G trek home.



When we returned home, Sandra discovered cherries were $4.50 per pound here---as opposed to the just over a dollar in the orchard.  Perhaps their efforts were NOT in vain.

We had a Berry Good time while in Idaho!


 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you.
 And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.
Genesis 9:3

7 comments:

  1. I love cherries. I've planted three trees in large tubs and this year, for the first time, we got about a pound weight in cherries. We call the huckleberries red, or white or black berries over here. This year we got about six red berries and three white ones from our plants - oh ... and seven raspberries too! It will be a while before I supply our local supermarket with home grown fruits. The apples and pears are doing well though.

    I would have loved a holiday picking cherries and berries.

    God bless.

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    1. This may have been the highlight of their trip, Victor! I must say you live at almost the same latitude as Idaho, and I am surprised you don't have a more abundant crop. My favorite part was the pie and cobbler- YUMMY!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  2. {{{Big Smiles}}} where we live, grapes are the source, with plenty of winery's here. Same with apples and strawberries. smiles

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    1. Makes me want to make a trip North! There. Are a few wineries in TX. Not so much in LA, but plenty of peaches, pears, & blueberries! Yummy!!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  3. Of all the berries, cherries are my all time favorite, and I loved seeing them grow in your pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm not a cherry lover, but these were really good right off the tree! The trees were loaded & I had no idea there were so many varieties!
      Blessings!

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  4. I love cherries and their jam and marmalade is just awesome. Cherries are very good in making the blood of an individual.

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