Yesterday was a quiet day in Dobrzyn: working, eating, making cherry jam and pie, and napping. It rained much of the day, fortunately after the day’s cherry harvest was done. There is one more day’s picking left, but they want to wait until the fruit dries off. We also lost power (and thus internet) several times.
The upside of rainy weather is that the Princess stays inside (see below).
What else can you do when you see a cat on its back like this? BELLY RUB! So I did:
More jam was made (Malgorzata considered the first batch too runny, but this one was perfect):
And, of course, another cherry pie. Given the thoroughness of the pickers, pies have to be made before all the cherries are gone. I was ordered not to photograph this one as it was considered unsightly, but I flouted the orders. It was delicious; I’ve just had a slice for breakfast. As I’ve always maintained, pie is the perfect breakfast food.
Several people asked about the size of these cherries. Yes, they are large for morello (sour) cherries, at least compared to the ones I’m used to in the U.S. Here is one to human scale:
And for felids that are reading, to cat scale:
Match that, White Basket Cat!