Our fruit trees are aged, uncared for, and completely organic including whatever bugs or bunnies or blights take their toll. But this year, they are at least getting a promising start. The one above is a sour cherry tree. Almost every year, I'm gone when the cherries ripen, if there are any at all. But this year I'll be home, and maybe, just maybe there will be enough for both me and the birds.
This is one of the two pear trees. I usually have more pears than I can deal with, and end up giving a lot of them away. The last couple of years I've been hiking, though, and didn't do anything at all with them. So I have hopes of drying some pears and making our favorite pear recipes for several weeks. This includes some muffins and bread for the freezer.
Well, there is a lot that could happen between now and ripe fruit!