We are suckers for strawberries here at the Bruno home. We've been anxiously waiting for our strawberries to ripen and we are finally getting the chance to enjoy them. Today the kids picked strawberries (actually they stood around and ordered their friends to do it for them-already learning how to delegate), mashed them up, added a little sugar and were very pleased with the results.
The jam turned out great and the kids all enjoyed some jam and toast. Yummy!
I never have enough strawberries in the yard. We mostly just eat them up as they ripen. And I use the 30 lb. bucket of strawberries that I order for jam. So for all my other berry needs (I tell you-I have berry addictions) I head to the u-pick farms. We attempted to strawberry pick last week but after going to five different farms, all of which were closed, we settled for McDonald's sundaes instead. This time we called ahead and were prepared. As you can see, Holly enjoyed herself. From past posts, you've learned Holly will eat anything-even cat food and litter. I think she enjoyed eating the dirt as much as she enjoyed the strawberries. Here's Stephanie trying to cast some kind of berry spell on me.
And here I am in my happy place. I must have eaten 100 strawberries that day.
And just for fun, here's a picture of my favorite part of my yard right now. My dad built this beautiful arbor a few years back. I wanted to have clematis grow up the sides of it and have loved watching it climb up the arbor and burst into full bloom. Not only do I love berries, I love flowers. I'm glad there are things like berries and flowers to make me happy. It's proof that God wants us to find joy in this life.