Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Snapshot Norway: My Little Cherry Pickers

For generations, Dave's family have farmed fruit on this little peninsula. It is fertile soil, fed by the fjord and perfect for growing every fruit imaginable. These days, it is mostly apples and pears, with a few other fruits thrown in, but back in the day the farms were rich with row upon row of fruit trees and bushes. It's a legacy that the family is proud of...

My in-laws farm apples and pears, but just outside their house are two cherry trees. Each summer, when we come back, they are ripe for picking, and there are two little girls who love nothing more than to stuff their little faces with fresh cherries (leaving their clothes stained bright red... We've learnt from experience! This year we pick and THEN eat!)

It's a little mini picture of what their grandparents spend weeks doing in the early autumn. Picking and gathering in a year's worth of work... Pruning and checking and testing until they are ready!

And let me tell you, there is nothing that tastes so good as a ripe red cherry, picked straight from the tree!

 This little wild and windy cherry picker will vouch for that!


In other news, we've heard that our own apple tree was ripe for picking last weekend, and my lovely parents spent Saturday harvesting our little crop!

AlΕ‚ ready for autumnal apple baking...

I can't wait!


  1. One day they will be here harvesting apples and pears in Sep and Oct with their grandparents!πŸ˜€

  2. Lovely! I haven't any pears on my pear tree yet πŸ˜ͺ had about 7 apples but now only 2 because of the birds. Fingers cross for next year. Pork and apple casserole here we come. X

  3. We found damsons at box hill. Got told you can't eat them as sour. But me being me tried them. They were lovely.


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