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.


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?