Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Bird yobs

The teenage yobs of the bird world, starlings,  have arrived.

Three days ago they started to raid our sour-cherry crop.  I don't normally mind them taking some, but this year there aren't many to start with and the starlings are very wasteful feeders. They nibble a bit of cherry then go on to the next one leaving the previous, partially eaten,  one to rot.

I picked just under a pound of ripe cherries on Sunday. Yesterday it was too wet.  Today I picked three quarters of a pound, but then rain drove me in.  I'd like to get another 1/4 pound or so, so that I can start the cherry vodka.

It's not looking hopeful for my cherries in syrup.

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