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The Garden of Your Mind…

June 9, 2012

Sometimes you have to put some work into things. You have to tend to it… nurture it….just to harvest it. Then there are other things…it’s like you just trip upon them.

This is the way with our cherry trees. They were always here… we just go out and pick them.

As long as the mulberries ripen before the cherries the birds prefer the mulberries and leave us more cherries then we can possibly eat. Last year it happened in reverse and we never saw a cherry..not a single one on our farm.

I love working on a project but there is something so great about coming upon abundant provision and all you have to do is bring a bucket.

Can I call more of that into my life?


They are a delicious variety of sour cherries…or if you are from around here…”sar churries”. All the old people with the thick accents say it ,”sar churry”… you have to wonder if they always said it that way… or is it just some natural aging thing around this area. While we ,high up in our trees …some of us (me) always reaching way beyond for the best, my brother stopped by. In good uncle fashion he promptly put cherry juice war paint on all my sons… which just made their cherry picking task complete! We only managed to pick ten pounds before getting interrupted… but it was by my brother and he brought some more folks… so we brought it all inside and had a good time. They wolfed down the rest of that Chicken Curry Salad… and loved it albeit my brother informed me he would not eat the cranberries because , “I don’t eat things which are dried or shrivled”…who knew? lol.


I love this picture of Ash.  I was up in the tree when I took it.  What is funny…aside from his cherry juice war painted face… is the fact that he would rather use the tree and pasture fence to climb up then the perfectly good ladder right beside of him.


Now my little gift to you…This Mister Rogers video…made by a guy at PBS…it is great.  I loved Mister Rogers …and I still do.I bet you, he would have called them “sar churries” for sure. You can just tell by the way he moves his mouth… All that aside… he was a great guy and a source of peace for many kids.  This little video is just great….whatever expectations you have… this will far exceed them and make you smile big for sure!

Here is a list of 15things which will make you love ole Rogers even more…15 Reasons Mister Rogers was the Best Neighbor Ever.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2012 11:08 pm

    What a wonderful post! I very much enjoyed the moment on your farm! I espeically love the cherry juice war paint shot– the wonder!

  2. June 12, 2012 7:08 pm

    Such a sweet memory. Mr Rodgers. Lil G and I loved it.

  3. June 16, 2012 11:08 pm

    Mmmm, cherries! I used to have a cherry tree outside my bedroom window. They were good for pies, not so good for eating plain. I used to climb out of my window to pick them so my Mom could make a pie. I really miss that cherry tree & someday I have to have another.

    Here from Small Things. Here’s our garden update. A city garden.


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