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SWEETER FOR THE EATER
Our cherry tree is the second one we've had; only 4 years old. The first one died after a year and we were a bit worried about the current one last summer as it had a bad bug infestation which my mom and I treated with soap and water. Two of the branches are dead and need to be removed. Last year we had a total of FOUR cherries. But this year: BUMPER CROP! We had to put blue net up and everything and the crows and jackdaws and magpies made concerted efforts to tease out the dangling rubies through the holes to no avail. When we left for the Netherlands last week, we had glowing golden-pink earrings hanging clustered along each branch...this weekend they are a rich crimson red and sweeter than sweet.

In addition, Martin has 4 gigantic raspberries so far, Karin has 2 small clusters of blueberries coming along, and there are wild strawberries ripening as well. Our kohlrabi was nibbled right down to the roots by something, and the 3 artichoke plants, while leafing up quite prettily, probably won't amount to anything. But the snap peas! O! SNAP! I'll have at least a good salad bowl full in another week or so.













When I sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting,
Chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating.
Merry, merry, take a cherry, mine are sounder, mine are rounder,
Mine are sweeter for the eater, when the dews fall, and you'll be fairies all.

—Emily Dickinson
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Everything looks delicious! I finally had some good cherries yesterday and now I'm scheming a way to get more.

They are so tasty! We ate about half of them last night.

Wow!

Mmm. Bountiful garden!

At least the cherry tree and the snap peas. :) We'll have to try harder next year for the other stuff.

mmmm...berries!

If your cherry tree accumulates this fast, you'll be having bountiful crops in a few years!! I grew up in a yard with two young cherry trees, and after a handful of years they produced more than we could eat!

It's only a little taller than I am at this point, but it seems to be thriving, so I'm really pleased. We can freeze cherries, too. (cherry slushies on my mind!)

(Anonymous)
From Megsie

You are so LUCKY to have a cherry tree. I wish we did! I have been out picking wild black raspberries. I made Oatmeal Raspberry bars, and my husband made FABULOUS Black Raspberry Muffins thanks to Joy the Baker. We have regular red raspberry bushes too, but they are still babies. And I am also jealous that you have blueberry bushes! Lucky, Lucky, Lucky!

Here is the link to Joy: http://www.joythebaker.com

She Rocks!

Re: From Megsie

Don't be jealous of the blueberry bushes...that cluster you see in the photo is 1 of 2, and that's it :)

mmm mmmm good.
and i shelled out 100sek for a bag of cherries today...

Planting a cherry tree is a great thing!

(Anonymous)

Awww, the photos are so vivid- I could almost could pick them from my screen!

Beautiful!
Joy

[I am human! I am human! Just saying...!]

I say to your spam proctor- from my signing in as anonymous. hahaaa...also made a comment about this in your last post moments ago...

(Anonymous)

**protector! Whatever that message is that comes up when you post anonymously! And my other comment about that is on your post called: The reason is you.

Alrighty then, I think I have hit my posting limit here. Haaaa
Joy

I have a spam proctor? Ha! Cool. You are not a robot! :D

Gorgeous. Both the fruit and the photos.

Beautiful! I may have some tomatoes soon, if the late blight doesn't hit.

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