Can you believe the fruit picking season has already begun? It seems as though our cherry blossoms changed into plump crimson cherries in the blink of an eye! The netting successfully kept the birds out this year (so far, anyways!), and a few days ago some of the sisters began picking. This year, instead of taking the netting off of the bushes they found it much easier to just duck under the netting and pick from the inside! With this nice warm sunny weather the fruit is ripening quickly. Our bushes are Carmine Jewel Dwarf cherries, a tart cherry perfect for pies. Sr. Mary Catharine's first cherry pies of the season already debuted and they were a hit!