Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 170 - Strawberry Picking

Every year I tell myself I will go strawberry picking at least once while the kids are still in school. And I don't. I wait until they're out and then the first week of summer vacation we go. Like today. And we have a blast. And we pick loads and loads of strawberries. I freeze some and then wish we had more. And then the season is over. Sigh. The lady at the farm today said the season is a short one this year. She doesn't think they'll have any more strawberries after a few more days. So this was it. Again. But let's not focus on that. Let's focus on the pints and pints of strawberries I just put in my freezer. Because strawberry picking brings joy in our freezer!


Relyn said...

And strawberry eating. YUM!!

evaevolving said...

Fresh strawberries are definitely joy. Pure red, juicy, yummy joy. And they taste so much better than what you buy in the store!

Last summer, husband and I picked 50 pounds of strawberries. 50 pounds!! I don't know what we were thinking. I made a huge batch of jam as gifts for family, then we froze a lot.

It was husband's first time picking berries and he loved it. Can't wait to go again this year (in a couple weeks, our berries in MN aren't ready until middle of June).

Enjoy the fresh berries while they last!