Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The mind of man plans his way...
Saturday was not what I expected. Yes, we did can 17 quarts of pie cherries, but the one hundred fifty acre wildfire burning towards our house, I did not expect. Praise the Lord that they were able to get it out quickly. No houses or lives were lost, but a farmer did lose quite a bit of grazing land. We had company over from town with lots of little kids, they all pitched right in to do what we could around the house in case it reached us. By tea time, the fire was under control and the lady visiting us surprised her husband when she called to say they were fine and would be able to leave shortly - after they were finished with tea.
Here's a picture of the first batch of preserves. Oh, and I should tell you in justice to Miss Ahem, that she didn't know were were going to pick cherries and didn't even realize we were gone until I was missing. And she did help pick all those pie cherries, which I am very grateful for. The fire didn't burn the wild cherry trees and there's more ripening - want to join me next time Miss Ahem ?(I'm in such good charity with you at the moment, I need to think of another name. :)