We noticed the other day that there were actually Rainier cherries on our tree, a lot of them! Every year we have been here, the birds get the vast majority of these cherries, and we get a handful. So Tom quickly picked what he could reach with our ladder, and the fruit higher in the tree will go to the birds.
We have been eating cherries each day, but there are so many that today I canned 6 quarts. I have never canned sweet cherries before.
So canning season is starting early this year at Schoonover Farm.