volunteering at the Bethany Lake community garden, I was asked to weed armloads of mint. Weed I did, right into a plastic bag to take home! Driving from there to pay to pick berries, I passed two heavily loaded cherry trees on the side of the road, so of course I stopped. Luckily, I had a large plastic container that I could balance on to harvest the yellow and red cherries. On my local dog walk, I noticed that the park down the street had several cherry plum trees. I modified an apple picker to harvest this tart, tasty fruit! Now I’m watching the blackberries ripen! I’m hoping to get enough to make blackberry wine.