summer lovin' :: strawberries!!!
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.