Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cherry Picking

Little Owl has her own Cherry Tree!  Well nearly... as a baptism gift, her Grandma rents one from a nearby farm.  We get regular emails throughout the year, telling us how things are progressing.  In the spring we are invited to the Blossom weekend where we get to see all the trees full of blossom, as well as enjoying a hog roast!  The newsletters become more frequent in the summer as the different varieties of trees are ready to be picked.  We were given a 10 day window in which to pick our cherries, but warned that heavy rain might mean the cherries split, in which case we should go as early as possible within that slot.  

We arrived at the orchard, gave Little Owl's name and were taken to our tree.  They hooked up the net next to our tree and we were left to gather our crop!  Little Owl had a great time picking the cherries she could reach, emptying our pots into a larger box and giving them back to us.  Although cherry trees aren't very tall, it was a good job we had Grandmadad with us to reach the top ones!
We got a bumper crop this year so will be freezing most of them, but not until we have made our cherry brandy ready for the bonfire season to start!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. What a fantastic idea! I've given Woodland Trust tokens as Christening presents in the past, where you sponsor a wood, but this is better. MUCH better! How lovely to be able to pick your own cherries! #binkylinky

  2. I agree with Lottie, that's a great idea. I didn't even know you could rent trees! I want one! Little owl looks like she's enjoying herself. Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

  3. That's a really lovely idea! I must look at taking E fruit picking x

  4. What a lovely gift - one that keeps on giving. I do like the sound of the cherry brandy as well. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.


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