In the Dry, Crisp Air —- Monday, June 17, 2019

As the moon goes from crescent

To the glorious heralding of


The first of the stone fruit has started to ripen

Cherries enough for the birds and us!

I’ve been picking strawberries for a spell now; adding in the cherries makes meals yummy

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


26 thoughts on “In the Dry, Crisp Air —- Monday, June 17, 2019

  1. CHERRIES! I miss ours already! They won’t be back until next year. We have only sweet cherries that get eaten fresh or frozen for sweet things later. There are none for cooking with, although some of us get creative anyway. Sweet cherries used to be the main orchard crop in Sunnyvale. It is strange that no one remembers the tart cherries. Almost all cherry orchards grew mostly ‘Bing’, with a few trees of other cultivars of sweet cherry as pollinators. Some of the pollinators were normal tart cherries, but no one remembers them. We grew up with only sweet cherries. If I ever get a tart cherry, it will likely be either ‘Royal Ann’, which was supposedly a common pollinator here, or the ‘Almaden Duke’, which grew as a seedling from a ‘Duke’ cherry in Almaden.


  2. I’m not a big cherry fan but, they remind me of my GM’s farm. She had a tree and the birds loved it. They always made my eyes tear up…sour! Dried ones are good, just like cranberries. They will make you pucker, too.πŸ˜„

    See! Your moon is SO much better than mine! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜–


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