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Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Family Returns 17 Years In A Row
This family has come to the Flathead for 17 years to vacation, camp and pick cherries. Want to see what the tall handsome young man looked like when he first picked cherries 17 years ago? Scroll down these pictures until you find the one titled "Getting Juiced On Cherries!"
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Cherry Picking Fact #1
If you eat what you are picking--while you are picking-- it will probably produce RED TONGUE.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
Montana's REO (Rural Educational Opportunities) program brings education into the orchards and provides fun educational activities for the children of the parents harvesting the cherry orchards around Flathead Lake. Parents are always welcome to observe the activities.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
Even the smallest of children look forward to the REO staff's visits.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
Hey teacher ! Guess what I drew?
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
Cool Games Make learning fun during each day's activities.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
Teacher to Pupil ratio is why Montana's Rural Opportunities Program is so successful.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
REO's education program is not just for the young. Older kids enjoy the educational activities, too!
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
Both Girls and Boys enjoy each other during some fun Education games.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
REO teachers have fun while making learning fun for the students.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
REO staff makes learning fun in a very relaxed atmosphere
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
REO staft enjoy working with the older kids as well as the younger ones.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Education Right In The Orchards
Learning is fun when it involves everyday common items like cards.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana I'll Get There First!
Hurry Up! I'm going to get to the cherry trees first and start picking before you.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana What A Cherry!
Wow !! This cherry is bigger than my eye. It's not the "Apple Of My Eye"---it's the---"Cherry Of My Eye!"
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Let's Take A Rest!
Time for two good cherry picking friends to take a rest and just relax in the soft grass under the shade of the cherry trees.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Picking The Top Of The Tree
This young picker climbed all the way to the top of a ten foot ladder during her hunt for those RED TREASURES known as Montana Flathead Lake Cherries.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Climbing Up To Get The Big Ones
Climbing up the ladder to get to the fruit in the top of the tree is part of the cherry picking experience. Why are the big ones always in the top of the tree?
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Peek-A-Boo--I See You!
Cherries can't hide from the eagle eye of this young cherry picker!
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Even Kids Like To Pit Cherries
Brother and Sister, under the watchful eye of grandma, have fun pitting freshly picked cherries. Thank goodness this messy task was done outside.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Real Family Fun Pitting Cherries
After picking cherries, it's fun to gather around the table for some messy fun. Pitting cherries is really the !!! PITS !!!
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Cooking With Cherries
They are never too young to start learning how to cook with cherries. The cookies are in the oven. It's just a matter of wating for them to finish baking. Then the fun begins eating them !
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Rest ! After Some Hard Picking
Now that's a serious day's picking for these three young men. And it's going to take many days of serious eating to finish the job.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana R.E.O. Director Picks Cherries
Tim Berg, Director of Migrant Education for the Flathead Valley, takes time out from his schedule to pick some cherries. The Rural Education Opportunities group provides education to migrant worker's children each year during harvest. A Great Service !!
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Kids Play - Mom & Dad's Away
Children play in the shade of the trees while their parents work hard in the orchards harvesting the year's crop of Montana's Flathead Lake Cherries. It's a happy time for all !
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Dancing UNDER The Stars!
At the end of harvest familes gather for an outdoor celebration complete with authentic Mexican food, Mexican music and some "kick up their heels" in dance.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana R.E.O. Staff Talks To A Family
Montana's Rural Education Opportunities staff explain the educational opportunities available to children while their parents harvest the orchards. These programs come directly into the orchards so children don't have to leave the premises. This year over 200 children were enrolled. No one does it better than Montana!
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Now That's Real Mexican Food
There's only one thing better than the smell of the harvest families preparing real Mexican food outdoors--And that's tasting it. What a treat!
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Rest After A Hard Day's Work
After harvesting Montana's cherries from about 5:00am to early afternoon it's time to take a rest and talk over the day's experiences.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Full Branch-Equals-Full Bucket !
We can't believe that one branch can produce enough cherries to fill the complete bucket. Now That's EASY Pick'n !
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana A Harvester hard at work
A hired harvester picks cherries as her children watch and keep her company.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana A Wagon Full Of Fun!
This family and friends come from as far away as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada every year to pick cherries in Montana's Flathead Valley.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Brother and sister Ham It Up!
This is one innovative way to keep cherries from falling off the tree and messing up your hair while you are picking.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana What's Mommy Going To Say?
Fancy's dress isn't so fancy anymore. However, the cherries were really fun to eat. Oh well, it was just an old dress, anyway.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Getting Juiced On Cherries!
Boy! It's fun eating cherries, but it does get a little messy from time to time.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana My Bucket's Full! How is Yours?
It's hard work picking cherries, but the fun begins when you finally get to eat them.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana The Thrill Of The Pick!
You can't start them too young. They will remember the experience for a lifetime.
   
Flathead Cherry Growers, Flathead Lake Montana Father and Daughter Time
Cherry picking time in the Flathead Valley is a great time for parents and children to bond as well as have fun and take home some nutritious fruit.
   

 

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