My day began at 5:30. The orchard will let you in at 7:00, and it's an hour's drive from home. I brushed my teeth as the coffee brewed and then dressed in my worn out overalls and a tank. My sweet mom and I were to meet a high school friend of mine in town at 6:30. We made it on time and headed to the orchard. By 6:30, it was already hot and humid, but we were excited to pick our cherries; red, tart and perfect for pies.
We arrived at the orchard about an hour or so after we started our journey and it was a beautiful place. They had cherry trees, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and peach trees. We picked for a little more than an hour and then headed home. I was anxious to be home, so I could get the cherries pitted, washed and canned. I make pies all year long, so these will taste so good this winter.
On our way back, we stopped at a farmer's market, just opening for the season. I bought some chocolate mint and two loaves of bread. I know those families work hard to try and make a little extra income on the weekend, so I supported them. I do make my own bread often. I have a fantastic recipe for whole wheat.