June 22, 2008
yummy delicious home-grown strawberries – they do live up to the hype. especially when they are still warm from the sun.
the kids are going outside several times a day now to “check and see” if any more have ripened since their last visit. they take their friends on tours around the side of the house to visit “the strawberry patch”.
as soon as the berries have passed some invisible marker of redness (we have discussed this a few times after some sacrificial pickings), they are unceremoniously plucked and consumed on the spot.
i may never grow enough berries to actually make jam or even a dessert, but it is FABULOUS (and yes, i embrace my overuse of the word) to see how excited they are about something growing. i have to sneak out of the house extra early to eat one myself, but that is a sacrifice i am willing to make…