Not that that was a surprise
Friday May 15th 2015, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Food,Garden,Wildlife

Our Stella had a single cherry growing in a spot where a clamshell wouldn’t easily snap over it, so I doused it in grape Koolaid and hoped. It certainly wasn’t going to rain–they say you have to reapply the stuff after rain.

It rained. Not that I’m complaining. At all.

Given that the first branches of cherries had been stripped while still tiny and green and I would have thought far from tasty, it amazed me to get to watch this one fruit gradually turn big and yellow in anticipation of turning red and openly taunting the wildlife. (The rest are in clamshells, and the critters have still managed to reach in at a few of those so I reinforced them with Koolaid, too.)

And then of course yesterday’s .63″ happened. I still had that same mug of fake-grape in the kitchen and when the skies let up a moment I took it outside to reapply to the otherwise-unprotected cherry.

Of course it was long gone.

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AAARRRGGGHHH! Critters! My neighbor had 3 lovely cherry trees from which he hoped he would harvest a beautiful crop. Unfortunately, the birds thought he planted them just for their use so he never, ever enjoyed one stinkin’ cherry from those trees.

Comment by Jody 05.16.15 @ 5:38 am

Well BOO. Hrmph. Here’s hoping there’s another yet? (Nearly ripe cherry, not quake!!)

Comment by Channon 05.16.15 @ 4:34 pm

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