|Bordman Lake Trail|
We are staying in town with Roger's cousin Jacque and her husband, Ed. One of the things that we do on a "day off" is attend to things like hair cuts and repairs. So I did some mending using Jacque's sewing machine, and Roger got a haircut using Ed's trimmers. Jacque even gave me a trim!
Traverse City is the "Cherry Capital" of the United States. Lots of people grow cherries here, including one of Roger's cousins. Jacque and Ed took us out to Bev and Mike's orchard, where they grow cherries and apples. Mike's family has been farming here for three generations. They have been harvesting the sweet cherries for the past several days, and invited us to come out and pick some of the remainder for ourselves. Oh my! This blew my mind!
|Sweet black cherries|
|Cherries on the tree|
|Sours - up for harvest next|
We have eaten our fill of the delicious cherries, and purchased pounds of the dried tart cherries to ship back home. I'll be finding a way to take a big handful away with me when we head back on the road tomorrow!
Click the video link for a view of the shaker.
|Ed, Bev, Jacque and Roger|
|Jacque in the orchard|