In between thunderstorms and rain showers, I’ve been busy in my gardens lately.
Don’t these strawberries look yummy? This is the third bowl of strawberries I have picked. The patch is small and gives us just enough to have fresh berries for a few weeks.
They are so sweet!
A week ago my cherries weren’t quite ripe enough to pick…
The weekend of rains changed all of that…
Thanks to the help of grandson Travis, I now have enough tart cherries in my freezer for eight cherry pies. These are hands down the best pie cherries in the world! The trees came from an old farmer friend many years ago.
For years I fought the birds for these cherries. Sometimes they were wormy and not worth messing with and other years beautiful, without a worm in them. We have no idea why some years are wormy and other years not. I wouldn’t dream of using pesticides! I get enough of that when I buy my produce in the grocery stores. It finally dawned on us last year that the cherries were beautiful with no worms and the birds hadn’t bothered them. Finally after all these years we figured out that the only time the birds bothered our cherries was “wormy years”. We vowed to never fight the birds for our cherries again. Fortunately we had no bird problems this year, which meant no worms – just beautiful cherries.