Unfortunately, it's been hot enough and wet enough that many of the cherries started to spoil almost as soon as they ripened.
The whole process of pitting the cherries took about an hour and we ended up with 9 total bags of cherries. Each bag had 4 cups of cherries in it.
One of those bags was destined for cherry pie tonight which will be our Sunday dinner desert tomorrow and the other 8 bags went into the freezer.
After it was all said and done I was utterly exhausted and I had so much cherry juice splattered on me that I looked like I was the victim of some horrific act of violence. A warm bath, my bed and a good book are calling my name.