Caleb's grandparents have a small tart cherry tree in their yard and this year it is fully loaded.
Last week most of the tree was ripe so it was ready to be picked, and boy did we do some pickin'.
Two of Caleb's sisters came down for a few days and wanted to pick the cherries and put them up to make some cherry pies
Caleb's mom even got in on the picking action.
Just look at all those yummy cherries!
Aidan helped, but got a little shy when I pulled out the camera.
Lexie also helped, but soon got board and went and played with some puppies instead.
Pop also came to help, but I caught him layin' down on the job.
I'd fire him for it, but that would be more work for me, so he can pick them any way he wants to.
We had buckets and bowels full of cherries when we were finished picking the tree.
Now it was time for the fun to begin...
...time to pit all the cherries.
Even little Lexie helped with the pitting, but she got a little distracted when Uncle Caleb came in an started eating chips, cuaau she had to eat some chips too.
It took a while, but we finally got all the cherries pitted and we were a cherry sticky mess.
When we were finished we had nine of these gallon containers full of cherries.
Holy-moly that's a lot of cherries.
We split them up between all that helped so cherry pie's here I come!
I will show you in a day or two what all I did with my cherries.