Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
The cherry tree in my back yard is full of cherries. Its not quite as many as last year though. I believe it was the lingering cold weather that kept it from blooming as much.
So, it was time to make cherry pie filling. It took most of two days to pick, pit, and can 13 pints.
One jar didn’t seal. I had planned to make a pie with it but the jar had gotten lots of canning water in it so that was out. I hated throwing those cherries away but it was not salvageable. There are more cherries on the tree. I’ll pick those that are reachable with my ladder. The rest that are too high to reach will be left for the birds to eat.