Growing up in a family of fruit growers I was thrilled when we bought our house. There are two very large cherry trees in our backyard. Beside giving us shade on a hot summer day, they sometimes give us fruit. Now if we can just get to the fruit before the birds and squirrels eat all of them. I tell the birds and squirrels that they can have the top half, but just leave the bottom half for me. Even the bottom half is difficult to reach, as the trees are so large. Some years we have wonderful full trees full of cherries and some years there is very little. One tree is a Royal Anne cherry, which is now considered heirloom. They are yellow with a blush of red and very good. What a treat when we get some of them. The other is a dark cherry, maybe a Lambert or Bing, and produces more cherries. There is nothing more special in the summer sunshine than to eat fresh cherries right from the tree.
On the years when we have an excess of fruit, I have canned cherries and made pies. If you have an excess of fruit, what do you do with them?