In the realm of being busy so as not to be thought of as lazy.....I now have two gallons of pitted cherries in my freezer! There will be more, so I am freezing them until we are done with the tree and then I will can them all at the same time. I do not have a cherry pitter so my fingernails and hands look hideous! Cherry juice stains pretty good and it is a lovely reddish brown. Maybe for Christmas this year? Since I know there will be at least one more picking I am not doing a whole new manicure til the process is over!
|Before - nothing done yet|
|After - lemon oil and all|
Then I lemon oiled the whole thing, let set, and lemon oil again the next day and I think they turned out pretty good. It makes a huge difference in the look of the kitchen.
Someday it will be a complete sand down and refinish but for now on my current budget....this is fine!