It's the pits!
Just back from picking 8 ice cream pails of tart cherries. (around 40-45 lbs)
Also, found a tree with darker colored cherries in one of the rows, so about two of the pails came from that tree, turns out it's some fancier variety, Balaton, supposedly deeper, richer flavor. Yay! The orchard keeper said keep those out for something special or mix them in to deepen the cherry flavor.
But of course, now that the cherries are picked, the REAL fun begins... ain't it the pits? ;o)