Friday, June 9, 2006
Strawberries, Rain and a Break
The Strawberry Harvest has begun! This was our first real picking, a bowlful last Saturday. We've had about 5 smashed cups each day since. We chose to celebrate by making Strawberry Shortcake for Family Night treat. Yummy! Unfortunately, we've had a lot of rain, which is great for the rest of the garden, but has given us some problems with fungus. It seems to like the ripest berries, so I've started picking them a bit earlier than usual to try to get them first. I'm hoping to make several batches of jam, so I've just been throwing a batch amount of smushed berries in a freezer bag and throwing them in the freezer. Once the harvest is over, I'll thaw them out and make the jam.
But, summer rain can be so fun. It's been warm enough that the girl's can play in it without getting chilled.
Also, Wednesday was the last day of school for my kids. So, I am going to take a blogging vacation for a bit. I'll be busy either making jam or making memories with the kids for the next couple weeks. I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!