Sunday, June 26, 2011

Surprise! Surprise!

Just a quick follow-up to my last post as I've since noticed two more surprises growing in my back yard!

Here's the first:

Not sure if you can quite make out what that little nubbin' is, but in a few months, it's going to be a pear! We planted the pear tree when my oldest turned 1 and five years later it bore its first fruit. Last year it produced nothing and we were kinda bummed about that but we had heard that pear trees only bear fruit every two years. When we saw this little fruit we were so excited to see it! There were so many flowers in bloom on this tree, it's hard to believe only one pear is growing but we'll take it!

My second son was born in the winter so when the soil was ready in the spring, we planted a cherry tree. That was 5 years ago and this is the first year I looked up and saw these:

I counted 20 cherries! I've since gone back and noticed a few pits on the ground, I think the birds may have gotten to them. I'll have to figure out a way to protect them if I want to harvest them for my family!


  1. Yay!!! So much fun, eh? We have a great strawberry harvest and it's looking promising for the zucchinis, too!

  2. Try a net, they are available at garden and TSC Country Hardware stores! Geo is going to put some over our grape vines this year....last year, in spite of a heavy crop, something ate all the grapes while we were away for a week!!!! I think it was raccoons, but also could be birds! Our neighbour with a cherry tree swears by the netting!! By the time you get here the melons should be showing, this year, besides Zucchinis we're trying cantelope, honeydew and watermelon!!!