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Cherry Picking Day

Cherry picking is so much fun. Jason and I drove about an hour away to Brentwood, California to go cherry picking yesterday. An hour from Oakland in that direction is about 20 degrees warmer and has a completely different landscape. The drought becomes very apparent out there with the rolling tan and yellow hills, covered in dried up tall grass and spotted with black and brown cows. When we made it to our destination we we were greeted by an adorable tortoise and then went about our cherry-picking way. It was such a great adventure, you pick a ladder and the trees that call to you, head all the way to the tippy top and grab the darkest cherries you can find. It was certainly helpful having a husband with a large wingspan to grab the ones no one else could get to yet. It kind of felt like cheating, but oh well! The Pease Farm we went to also has blackberry picking in a few weeks, which we might go back for. There are tons of other farms in the area with apricot, strawberry, and other fruit picking. Before heading home we stopped at a taqueria a few miles away which had some of the greatest fajitas I’ve ever had. It was quite a successful day… and now I have 8 3/4 lbs. of cherries to figure out what to do with 🙂

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