began today with my picking some of our Rainier cherries. Most years we do not get any because the birds get to them first. We had one previous year where we had an abundance of cherries, and this is the second time. And I left a lot of cherries on the tree for the birds. Our orchard ladder came in handy (thanks Al!). Now I need to figure out what I am going to do with them.
But while I was in the orchard I noticed all of the set fruit.
In addition, we have been buying flats of local strawberries. They are so good.
We do have some strawberries of our own which are small but tasty.
Steve loves the orchard as it is cooler there.
We have over 100 fruit trees so will definitely have our work cut out for us this summer and fall.
On another topic, our laurel by the driveway is blossoming like crazy. And it has such a lovely odor.
The bees love it. Hopefully you can see and hear them.
In sad news, the eagles got another of our chickens. We may have to confine them.
They are predicting some incredibly high temperatures here. So we drug out the air conditioner that came with the house when we bought it 19 years ago. It was old even then, but it works. So we set it up in our bedroom window again, and it is cranking out cold air again.
Stay cool everyone!