This year we are teaming up with Morell. We planted 50+ pounds of potatoes at her place (at her request) and we've helped her put in most of the remainder of the garden she desired. Hating being indoors, she gladly tends what she can and we help her hoe rows when she can't. In return we are already being flooded with the bounty of that well tended acre.
She has cherry trees of an undetermined variety. These trees produce heavily every year and seem to be extra laden with their tart, red drupes this year. She encourages the boys to come over to pick regularly, and they willingly obey. So already I have frozen quite a few bags of cherries and made some deserts with their fresh goodness.
|Sometimes life IS a bowl of cherries!|
|Individually quick freezing cherries to throw into lightly sweetened yogurt.|
These are some of the fruits of our labors (ours and Morell's) and also the fruits of community. Making friends with our neighbors is bringing so much into our lives, it's a wonder it took us this long to do it!