This blogs sole purpose has transitioned to one of keeping in touch with each other. Over the years it has been primarily for letting everyone know what is happening and also for promotion to add more folks to our Winter Texan family. The core of things has changed and we must change along with it. We still want to know what is happening with our friends no matter where they may be located. So continue to let us know where you are and what is on your plate.
We have only one poor disabled cherry tree (due to ice storm 3 yrs ago). Jim lifts me up into the tree via his tractor bucket and I pick. We did this 3 times this season and harvested 3 gallons which then have to be pitted. I canned 9 quarts and 1 pint of pie filling. 4 jars of cherry jam, and made a cherry cheesecake. Delicious! I use Clear Jel from the Amish market for my filling; it turns out thick and clear, like the commercial product.