Cherry Harvest begins


The cherry harvest began the day before yesterday.  Bill Johnson is the boys’ boss in the summertime.  He owns a good size cherry orchard right off  Grace Road.  Since last year the boys have been shaking cherries for Bill and they love it.  They get to work with a bunch of people who are fun, while  Bill treats them like sons and gives them considerable grief just because he can!

The other day, I found some cheap(er) shoes for them to get messed up in the orchard.  Once they have shaken the cherries off the trees, the cherries get washed and of course the shoes get soaked.  This way they have 2 pairs of bumming around shoes that they can alternate between and when the harvest is over, so are the shoes and in the trash they go.
So obviously these shoes were not bought at Snyder’s in Manistee but at Kmart of Manistee. After all, money doesn’t grow on our trees, we don’t have an orchard 😉

Bill Johnson with the green hat and Tom, his trusty right hand man

Bill Johnson with the cherry hat and Tom, his trusty right hand man.

But first, on the way there, I saw this interesting looking house.  The proportions are all kattywhompus but it’s new and interesting.

It was cold this morning, it still is at 1PM. I had to go back and bring the boys sweatshirts.

The cherry harvest will be going on way beyond August 10th, according to Bill.  Nice, that’s good money for Marc and Ty.

14 thoughts on “Cherry Harvest begins

  1. Oh wow, beyond August 10th, that’s good news for us too!

  2. Christine Tilley

    Cherries look delish. I see another baking session in your future.

  3. We are coming the 16th, remember???

  4. I AM HAPPY HAPPY!!!! IRIS IS BACK. I KNOW YOU ARE A BUSY LADY THIS TIME OF YEAR IRIS. I WILL TAKE YOUR BLOG ANYTIME YOU HAVE TIME TO WRITE ONE. I DO ENJOY ALL THE GOODIES YOU COME UP WITH. I OFTEN FORWARD THE LOCAL PICTURES TO MY SON IN CO. THANKS—–

  5. Wow, I thought you got lost in cabin #1 for two weeks its been so long sense we heard from you Iris. Where is that house at? Its time for another contest. I would like some oatmeal/cherry cookies please.
    Don

  6. I have thought about another contest, but who has the time to bake, huh?
    Give me a few weeks, I’ll come up with something

    the house is on Paul Rose Rd. right off Grace Road.

  7. Bill & Tom graduated from FHS with my brother and they were good buddies! I can only imagine the good times that Marc & Tyler have…hard work for sure but some good memories in the making! As for the house on Paul Rose Road…have been wondering about it for a long time now…does anyone have info??? So Iris, are you going to make cherry dessert???

    • Gosh Dale you are so right. They always come home with fun stories. Those two gentlemen treat the kids so wonderfully. So much fun. I almost want to pull tarps for them…maybe 😆

  8. Brings back memories…… Glad the boys can do this for a summer job. It’s rewarding, outdoors, healthy, and fun. Hope some of those beauties make it over to Minnesota from Michigan.

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