Let your garden run wild in the hot summer sun and your kid be half naked all he wants!
Pick the reddest ripest Nanking Cherries on the bush ( a super hardy bush cherry that does great in Southwestern landscaping)
Wash in cold water in the hot sun
Take your time, this is one of the best parts!
Roll them around in your little fingers and giggle
Dust off the old Cherry pitter and crank to your hearts delight!
Get as messy as you want.
Soon enough you will have a bowl full of Cherries.
Decide to make a pie
Roll it out and mark it with a B
Put it on the oven (outdoor oven or solar oven if you are lucky cause it is simply too hot to bake a pie inside!)
Wait for it!
and thoroughly enjoy!