Back many years ago when I was much, much younger than what I am today, this place has some pretty good memories for me. I does not look like much to you, nor is there much left of the old Barn that once stood here and belonged to the Moselem Springs Orchards. Apples, cherries, pears, and pumpkins used to be sold here back in the early 60’s.
During that time the Orchard wanted some people or pickers to come out and help pick sweet cherries off their trees, that were located across the road and up a dirt road. Well, my Cousins, were up visiting from Philadelphia one week-end and we got word of this. Thought that it would be a good idea to earn some money and have a good time doing it. All we had to do was show up in the early morning, sign a sheet of paper, climb on a tractor pulling a wooden wagon, and go up to the orchard to start pickin’ cherries. There were lot’s and lot’s of trees to pick that were just full of red sweet cherries.
We got started climbing around on and in the tree collecting all the cherries we could pick. At times, we used a ladder if there was one around. Most of the time we climbed up into the tree to get what was at the top. We had to fill a sorta large wooden box with cherries and at the end of the day, we loaded what we picked on the wagon, took it down to the above Barn, had it weighed, and were paid 10 cents a pound! The wooden boxes weighed about 30 lbs. when full, so we could fill as many as we could.
We did this for 2 day’s and made a few dollars. Just enough to use for some candy or what-ever else we could find. While pickin’ there were lot’s of “cherry fights” and once in a while a tree limb would break from others climbing in the trees.
Now, more than 50 yrs. have passed by, but I still remember what was here. There is hardly anything left of the old Barn. That’s why I drew a “ghost outline” of what/where it was.
Just another Image to show some of the foundation that once was the barn. Who owns this property now, I have no idea. It’s just rotting away into History.
Soon there will be nothing left. Nature reclaims everything.
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