We figured it was some kind of hawthorn type bird berry tree or something. But my sis in law Alessandra recognized that the perfect little globes growing on our tree were obviously cherries, and confirmed with our house's former owner -- who's awesome and still lives in our town. Turns out we're the proud owners of a beautiful and prolific tart cherry tree! Which has meant harvesting baskets and baskets full of goods over the past few weeks. Looks like it's time to invest in a chest freezer and some more Ball jars.
There were actually two cherry trees here, years ago, but one of them long passed away. The bark is beginning to peel, revealing the serpentine maps left by some bark beetles!
P.S. We're playing at Mash tomorrow night from 10-close. It's always a pretty rowdy party when we rock that joint -- come by if you feel like dancing.