Saturday, 4 July 2009
The Cherry pickers!
This is our Cherry tree up near the house in our little garden. In years past, we have had maybe one or two cherries to eat from this tree. Last year we dug up the lawn and put shingle down instead and in doing so, cut though a few of the tree roots. Now I don't know if the root pruning is the cause of this but..............this year we have bunches and BUNCHES of Cherries!!!We have Cherries coming out of our ears!All our neighbours and friends and family and anyone else we can think of has had bags and bags of Cherries and we ourselves are all Cherried out!!! (-:Being quite a stumpy kind of person (5ft 1 inch and a bit), I was having trouble with the picking of the Cherries, so I employed my 6ft 3 inch husband for the job. He's quite a useful bloke to have around sometimes! (-:He was doing quite well stretching up for the nicest ripest ones............but eventually a chair had to be employed too.....We tried a step ladder but that was too large to get under the tree properly, so the top most Cherries, we have left to the Blackbirds. I've tried to get photos of the Blackies gorging themselves but haven't managed it yet.The tip of the iceberg!One small picking......we've tried to calculate how many Cherries we've had so far and reckon well over 30lbs. Amazing!Of course Poppy (sometimes called Poppadom and in this weather Flopadom) was a great help! I'd offer my blogging friends some Cherries only as you're mostly from foreign parts, I don't think they would travel well! The thought was there though. (-: