I've been waiting for this moment for 4 years.
Every year I've waited for this and had my hopes dashed.
We planted cherry trees 4 years ago. We were very excited. We could almost taste their deliciousness. But disappointment was always around the corner.
Two year ago we had our first cherries. We were giddy with excitement. We draped a net over the small trees, but the squirrels climbed up from underneath the net and ate all 12 cherries.
Last year we were too late getting the net on and the blue jays ate the cherries before they were even ripe.
This year we were prepared. My hubs designed this contraption to foil the critters. . .