One of my favorite times of the year is upon us now!
Strawberry pickin season!
It is a short season thats for sure!
We are very lucky to have a u-pick berry patch close to our house.
This is actually a picture from last year.
The day we went to pick this year was quite different.
We had a huge amount of rain over the weekend and things were quite soggy.
Actually when I called to see if we could come to pick,
they said yes but bring your mudders.
We even had to be driven out to the patch in a gator.
To many deep puddles to walk through.
Some rows the water was so deep it above the grandsons rainboots.
But like I said the season is so short,
and lots of rain makes the berries mushy fast.
We did come home with two big flats full of juicy,ripe berries!
I got busy and made 20 jelly jars of jam.
A few jars a gave away to family and friends,
A few got sold at the Farmers Market.
The rest will go down in the cellar to save for our toast on weekend mornings.
I did save out a few berries to combine with rhubarb for a delicious strawberry rhubarb pie!
Our rhubarb had a very short season this year too!
I was lucky enough to find a neighbor that had extra and was willing to share.
Someday I hope to have a big enough strawberry patch to keep my berry stash full all winter long!