July 17, 2019
We had planted a small tree a few years ago and for some inexplicable reason it was one of the few relatively new trees in our entire yard that survived the horrible winter. The thing that's even more amazing was that I didn't realize that it was a cherry tree until we noticed some yellow fruit that suspiciously look like Rainier Cherries, the sweet yellow-red kind. But by then the grackles and Tena had already discovered them. So the bottom line was that I finally got my own hands on only a couple of them that were left. And they were not only edible, but delicious!
Now we also have an apricot tree that survived the winter, but is too young to produce any fruit at this point in time. And a couple of apple trees managed to survive rabbits nibbling away the bark. One of those trees was stripped solid, though, by those pesky bunnies. And had to be cut down!