Sunday, May 17, 2015

Our Big, Bad Cherry Harvest

We've been waiting years for our two Stella cherry trees to start fruiting. Last year one of the trees fruited for the first time. This year they both started to produce. The truth about farming is yields are not always overwhelming; most harvests are not bumper crops. I like to be honest about our successes and failures and in-betweens. The 2015 cherry harvest is definitely an in-between.

That's it! That's the whole thing. And most of them have been damaged by critters in some way. There are many others on the tree that are rotting and are covered with ants.

That's just the way it is! And we're thankful for what we have. Maybe next year the trees will bear more, and little by little, we'll move toward a bumper crop. We'll see... But no need to be discouraged. We planted two beautiful trees that also yield (some) fruit and provide a nice place to plant guilds underneath, like the garlic pictured below. Can't complain about that!



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