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Saturday, June 20, 2009

 

summer lovin' :: strawberries!!!

well, after a lot of looking forward to it, we finally defied the incessant rain and went picking!!! it could not have been more lovely or enjoyable.

the first creation (begun the minute we arrived home) was COBBLER. DE-lish.

these little beauties (above) have now become jam. 4 jars in the freezer already!


i love that we have accessible to us an pick-your-own ORGANIC strawberry farm. what could be better? i try to show my children the joys of the season thru celebration of whatever nature offers us in that given season. and strawberries are a true gem. they don't last long, so we must get while the getting is good!


i admit to being a little greedy and speedy out there in the fields. it was to much to behold. i kept pulling back the leaves to discover little clusters of red, sweet, goodness and i felt a bit like Gollem...."mine! mine! my precious...." though i did not say this aloud, it's how i felt! and i picked quickly!

seriously, though, wouldn't you??

sshhh, don't tell hubby. . . here's one of our FACES! this is my and bb's album cover shot.
don't we look sorta bad-ass? i'm not sure why. . .maybe it was all the strawberry hoarding we were doing. . .


a boy having his own basket is key.


and a girl her own bucket.

today we have begun strawberry ice cream! i will never forget the first time i made my own ice cream. it's such a different being from what you get in the market. i don't care how gourmet or organic it is, it's nothing next to homemade. which is why strawberry is the perfect flavor. what we picked yesterday is like a whole different thing than what you get in the market. it's pure joy and sweet sunshine.

enjoy!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous gardenmama said...

*totally badass* ; )
For some reason I do the same thing when I go picking, I get a little overwhelmed with all the goodness and feel like oh, my I just need to got nuts and gather as many as possible... hmm I seem to do that when I come across vintage quilts, tablecloths, aprons when thrifting! lol like oh no, I better swipe these up before someone else notices these great finds (of course they have probably been sitting in the same basket underneath all of the other fabrics for years... sigh what can I say : )
So happy strawberry season is here!!

June 21, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger sari said...

yum!

June 23, 2009 at 5:45 PM  

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