Monday, July 06, 2009
This morning we were up early and all the children were in the pool for swim club at 8am in the town 17 miles away. While they were swimming, David and I went for a walk, and then Sam, who is done thirty minutes before the others, came out and we played tennis until all the rest of the children were finished.
Our next stop was at the grocery store, they had Bing cherries for $1.99/pound. That was the cheapest we had seen them and we wanted to can some to enjoy through the year. At the store, we asked if we could buy them by the flat, the young man went back to see and came back carrying a box. "This is an 18 pound box and we'll charge you $30 which is an additional discount figuring out to $1.66/pound." Our response was, "Thank you! Can we have another box?" We got the second box, drove home and spent the next few hours canning.
Now I have 30 and a half quart jars like this cooling on my counter:
I would have had 31, but one jar broke. I was able to salvage the cherries, and we've been sampling them this evening.
After the work was done, we rode our bikes to Kamp Dels and enjoyed swimming for a couple of hours before biking home and roasting hotdogs over a campfire for supper, and of course roasting marshmallows for dessert.