Cherry hooch

Little chef is a very willing helper.   Lately he has been helping with a lot of fruit picking considering the current season.   Today his cousins and him picked a whole bunch of cherries for my mom.   So she could make cherry hooch.   Yep,  everyone work together now to make sure grandma has a good supply of local designer booze.  

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This variety is Evans cherries and they are a bit tart,  but sweet enough to eat off the tree.   Of course little chef ate while he worked.  

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His cousin Jax was rocking some serious little man style while picking.  

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He shortly tired of him this game and went back to his landscape “site”  and hollered at his imaginary “worker guys” .   Gotta stay on track and budget imaginary slackers.  

Meanwhile little chef decided that picking the cherries at ground level was well…  below him.  

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Seriously?   My one year old can climb a ladder unassisted?   Don’t think that is one of the “milestones” on the doctor’s check list at the one year check up.   I might just petition to have it put on there.   Or maybe just a whole separate farm kid list. 
Can your child :
– drive at least two pieces of machinery
– eat fruit and veggies straight from the garden
– use a shovel
– make a minimum of 5 different animal noises
–  copy farmer John’s bow-leg swagger
– dig a hole 2′ deep and 4′ in diameter

Little chef would pass for sure.  

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So how does one make grandma’s famous designer hooch?   Fill a bottle to the top with fresh cherries,  top with vodka, and pour in a half cup of honey.   Let is sit for at least 3 months and drink!   Boom.   You are welcome.  

– Stephanie
(ps.  Series 2 of 4 of my previous post coming up shortly,  stay tuned!) 

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