Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I know I've been MIA, and all I have to say is I've missed you, bloggie-friends! And today, when I pulled back the bird-netting and picked strawberries, I knew I had to post tonight to share this picture of today's bounty! I can't believe my tiny little strawberry patch is producing so much.
Three years ago I noticed a few random, teeny tiny strawberry plants in the yard. Someone must have had a strawberry patch there a long time ago and then pulled them out and seeded grass. I transplanted the orphans into a 2 ft x 2 ft raised bed. The next year they gave us three little berries. The year after that they produced enough berries that we had a few handfuls to snack on. This year they are on steriods! And they are escaping the raised bed and making a run down the hill towards the driveway. I think I'll let them; I like the idea of a slope covered with strawberry plants. I'll just throw down some stepping stones this fall or next spring so we have a place to stand when picking.
We picked a pint of berries a couple days ago and today, an entire gallon! We had strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream after dinner tonight, and I think this weekend I will be figuring out how to make jam.
Have a fab evening!