Do you have a cherry tree? Does it have beautiful lush green leaves and a proliferation of perfectly puffy white-pink blossoms in spring? Is it full of an innumerable number of red glossy cherries now? I hate you! Oops, sorry, hate is a strong word--I envy you!
I have a cherry tree too. It's leaves are sparse though. The blossoms were pink and puffy but there wasn't a prolifieration. And I now have exactly 7 cherries. No, it doesn't have a disease, it is just a 2 year old tree. In a few years I'm sure the cherry crop will be more to my liking but in the meantime I hate being patient.
As we drive around town I am noticing all the beautiful cherry trees. I notice that they are full and ripe and ready for the picking and I notice that NO ONE is doing the picking. That really bugs me, all those yummy cherries going to waste.
Dave has suggested I just knock on doors and ask if I can pick their cherries for them. Or just leave a note on the door with my phone number. Last year I searched Craigslist and Freecycle for opportunities to pick fruit--nothing! NO ONE was concerned about all that great tree fruit going to waste in their yard except ME.
Fortunately, this week at Fred Meyer cherries are on sale for 99 cents/pound! WoW! That is a really great price. I will be heading over there today. There is a limit of 8 pounds though and I would love to get more than that and freeze or can them for use all year long--nothing beats homemade cherry ice cream during the holidays. Perhaps I'll go back a few times through the week.
OR, if you have tree fruit you don't want to go to waste, like cherries, you could let me know and I would be glad to pick them for you for free. *big grin*