Friday, May 27, 2011

Cherry Pickin'

Are your cherries ready to pick?

We have three large cherry trees in our yard and at the moment they are covered in bright red cherries.
The boys LOVE them.

 I picked a few yesterday to snack on. Some were sweet, but most were sour. Sour enough to lock your jaws.

 I need to drag out the step ladder and pick them all before the birds do. Not sure what I would do with them though. Freeze them maybe?  My Mom has been known to make cherry jam. I'd like to have some, but I don't know if I am adventureous enough.

My parents live just a hop and skip down the road and all their cherries trees have died out over the last couple years due to a black blight that has been spreading. I noticed yesterday that there were a few black knots on one of our trees. I hate to see them die, but I don't know what I can do to prevent it. Anyone have experience with that?


Buttons said...

Oh I sure would love a cherry tree or two in my yard. I have apples and pears but I love to eat cherries. Hope yours misses the blight. B

Alana said...

We don't have apples or pears, but I would love to have them. My Dad has several apple trees in his yard, but doesn't have much luck with them. I guess he gets enough for them to put away for winter. No extras.

I hope the blight misses us too, but I don't think it is going to. We already have several black knots. :(