Their sweet cherries were ripe and the picking easy. Ladders are posted around the trees and the kids had great fun climbing and picking (and eating). Some were better pickers than others. We had a great day, although interstate traffic backups had us driving backroads. The weather was beautiful, cool and bright. The scenery was amazing... confirming my love of the countryside of Virginia ~ rolling hills, blue ridge in the background, puffy clouds, and haybales.
Together we picked over 60 pounds!! Cherries will continue to ripen over the next weeks and it looks like early summer apples will too, and peaches starting in mid-July! Might be worth another trip!
So far, I've pitted about 15 cups worth and put them into ziplock bags (5 cups or so in each ~ perfect for a pie or cobbler). I expect we'll eat a ton camping this weekend with our college friends! Have a great weekend folks!