We ventured up to Gilroy yesterday to meet some friends for cherry picking at Buckley Cherries. This was the first weekend of the season, so the orchard was pretty crowded.
If you remember from our strawberry picking experience, Trenton wasn’t very good at meeting his picking goal. For strawberry picking, he set his goal at picking 100 berries, and I’m not sure if he even picked one by himself. He lowered his goal for cherries down to 10. I think that Trenton at least doubled his goal. Even though he wanted no part in eating the cherries once he found out that there was a seed to spit out, he loved picking them!
Do you see me holding 60+ pounds of kids and Jarrod holding a backpack and a cherry? And I used to think that 50-pound sacks of cattle feed were heavy! Ha!
We settled in for a nice picnic lunch under the cherry trees out front, and enjoyed time with friends. Now the girl that before this weekend had only ever eaten cherries out of cans, has to figure out what to do with 2 1/2 pounds of fresh cherries!