Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Split Cherry Crop - - -


Had a driving rain storm this morn which is death for cherry orchardists - the cherries tend to split. So, the orchardists have to hire helicopters to blow the rain off the cherries - can't be much profit in that unless you're huge.

Anyway, our house is on a ridge with huge cherries orchards all around - heard noise and looked out. I thought a copter was in distress and about to hit our neighbor's house - one level lower. Talk about freaky - I actually ducked - a lot of good that would have done.

They are still flying tonight so I'd hate to guess what that bill will be.

2 comments:

Trish said...

Yikes! I'll be sure to think of that every time I eat a cherry now ;-)

Jean said...

Are cherries grown commercially there?