~ Bumper Crop of Cherries ~

Beautiful crop of pie cherries!

Beautiful crop of pie cherries!

The honey bees are responsible for a bumper crop of cherries this year!  So far we froze enough for 28 pies or desserts.   Tomorrow we are bound and determined to finish the job!   The cherries make the most delicious pies ever.  It would be easier and way less time-consuming to buy the fake cherry pie filling but that’s not an option.  High fructose poison with red dye……….yuck.  Picking, washing, pitting and packing takes so much time but it’s so worth the effort.

Cherry trees ready to pick.

Cherry trees ready to pick.


Fruit from the tree, work of human hands.

Fruit from the tree, work of human hands.

There were two other smaller cherry bushes which, after harvest, have been turned into a very delicious and beautiful jelly.  You’ll have to take my word for it since I didn’t take any photos of that job!   We’ve been staying really busy with summer farm work.  I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last wrote.  More posts coming soon! 


About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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5 Responses to ~ Bumper Crop of Cherries ~

  1. what lovely cherries — yes, we have to put up whatever crops make each year, and you never know what’s going to do well and what’s going to get a blight, or never germinate, or what. Every year is different, isn’t it?

  2. Jackie says:

    Looks great, Sandra… what kinds of cherry trees are those? We are getting ready to plant some here in NH… hugs to all of you..

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