Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CHERRY TIME

It is cherry season here in the Pacific Northwest.  They are readily available at the farmers market and at roadside stands.  There is even a little stand on the side of the road selling them for $1.00 a basket, quite a steal if you ask me.  Rainier and Queen Anne varieties are in high demand.  We are the proud owners of a Rainier cherry tree, unfortunately we have had this tree for about 8 years and this is the first year we had any cherries at all.  We had exactly 5, that is until the birds managed to get 4 of them.  We were so excited to see our little cherries finally making an appearance and just as they ripened the birds came snacking.  However, they took mercy upon us and left us one.  I took a picture of it just before we picked it and my daughter and I shared it.  It was delicious.  Hopefully. next year we will get more than 5 and hopefully, I will do some preventative maintenance and throw some bird netting over the tree.  

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