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Cherry Harvest

By , September 3, 2018

This has been another bad year for our cherry tree, and it shows.

Several moose browsed it over the winter, and even as recently as July. A bear got into it recently (see Wild Life). As ever, it didn’t get enough sun—it’s in our front yard, shaded from the morning sun by a wind break that protects the cabin from sea spray. All of these conditions conspired yet again to bring us a less than banner cherry harvest.

In fact, the entire year’s yield fits into an old marmalade jar. We pitted them, covered them in brandy with a spoonful of powdered sugar stirred in, and have set them aside to souse for a week or so before becoming dessert some evening.

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Our entire 2018 cherry harvest (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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