We were home from work on time (traffic was acceptable) and even though we've got a heat index at or near 100 this evening, the overcast conditions made me decide to get a lawn mowing in. Out to the cherry trees to unplug the extension cord that's powering the electric fencer and I noticed that there were an abundance of deep red fruit on the tree.
Since this might be the evening when the 'coon's declare war on the trees, fencer or no, I decided to postpone lawn care and do some harvesting instead. Of course, once I started, the sun popped out and we once again were hot and tropical. Even though I carried the step ladder out, I told myself that tonight at least, I'd harvest only what I could reach from the ground.
There is some focal point distortion here but for reference, that's our 12 cup coffee maker in the background. These from 2 trees, as high as I could reach (with juice running down my arm) and that's after the deer have been reaching for any of the not-so-low hangers. Using the ladder will bring multiples of this batch.
We told ourselves last year that we need a pitter. We still do.