After that was finished, I picked a quart of cherries and a pint of rhubarb, pitted and chopped them, and stowed them away in the freezer. The blackberries are showing signs of ripening, so I covered those with bird netting for protection.
The next project was pruning back the gooseberry, which had turned into a substantial hedge, though it hasn't produced any fruit yet after three years. I'll give it a little longer, but if it doesn't perform soon, I may rip it out and plant something else more valuable. Then I cleared out the forest of weeds and branches that were shading my young apple trees.
My cucurbits are really starting to take off. I'm hopeful that I'll get a good crop this year. The beans are all flowering, and I have the first signs of baby pods appearing. Also, I'm beginning to get figs ripening in the front yard (finally), and the ground cherry is covered with fruit that should be ready to harvest before long. Summer is going to be a busy time.