Good Sunday afternoon, I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was very busy.
Our cherry tree is full this year so DH picked them Friday evening while I was at book club and yesterday I spent the day making preserves.
First you need to pull out your 1903 cherry pitter.
This contraction really works well!
Put the cherries into a pot with Sure-Jell and sugar and boil longer than it says on the package!
I ended up with 3 pints and 16 half pints. To tell the truth, I am not fond of cherry preserves but dear husband loves them. So I make them!
I have also been very busy with my garden!
I finally found an organic product to keep the potato beetles off and the potatoes look great now and are blooming!
Seriously tomato, you have lots of limbs, you do not need to grow 16 tomatoes on one stem. I am going to have to pull some of these off!
Now about the mean people. Someone broke into our barn this past week and stole valuable parts off dear husbands drag boat. This makes me furious! Not so much that they took the parts, those can be replaced but I feel so violated! Someone came onto my property while I wasn't home and took stuff! The police were notified, we have called all our friends who own drag boats to be on the look out for the parts and all the performance shops in town are also on the lookout for anyone who tries to buy the parts to make the devices stolen work. So now we are having to install security cameras on the property, another cost we didn't need. What happened to "do unto others"??
Hopefully this will be a better week!