Monday, May 18, 2009

~Sweet Success~

Last year we planted 100 strawberry plants!!! We are starting to reap the "fruits of our labor" and are LOVING it!! Khara and Kelsey never want me to pick them while they are at school--they want to be in on the "picking" action. :-) That is a great bonus right now, I'm just wondering how long their enthusiasm will last. The season has just begun. We've probably picked around 5 quarts and have at least 55 more that will soon be ripe. Pies, cakes, jams, jellies....here we come!!!
This was taken a few weeks ago when they were starting to come into full bloom.


LOADED plants!!!







Thankfully, all of my kids LOVE strawberries. I think Karson would eat them all day long if I would let him.

Caught in the act!! :-) See the green berry in his hand (and the red one at his feet)??


Kaden at his finest!!:-)



My very willing workers.

The makings of our Sunday dessert--Crushed, ripe strawberries(with lots of sugar), cream cheese pound cake, ice cream, and a little cool whip. My dad and Mark came to the conclusion that, "It just doesn't get any better than this....."!!!!

3 comments:

The Salisburys said...

My kids LOVE strawberries too! We usually pick at a farm around the area but it would be much cheaper to plant your own....we just don't have the space. Enjoyed your update. Have a blessed week!

Brenda said...

The strawberries look SOOOO good. Save some for us when we come out for July 4th! :-)

Sharra said...

Your strawberries look delicious. We haven't even STARTED a garden yet. We still get frost. Hopefully in a couple of weeks we can get things going.