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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Strawberries


Today we went strawberry picking. At first it looked as if there weren't many berries but as we made our way up the row there were plenty of them. In no time we had our two pails full. 
 Sorry about these first pics. Now I realize they are actually supposed to be horizontal.





Once home we washed and got them ready to be frozen. This year I have sugared them before freezing, just to see if we like that better.
 

I put aside some of the nicest ones and after school the grands dipped them in melted chocolate so we had them for dessert at suppertime.
 

I'm so happy we had this day of sunshine so we could go berry picking because now the days ahead are going to be showery. Not heavy rain but not terribly pleasant to be out in the field picking berries. I'm sure we'll go again when the sunshine returns. Incidentally, if it is of any interest we paid 1.50 a pound. Two ice cream pails weighed 10 lbs.

 Thanks for popping by today.  I hope you had a good day too.


Granny Marigold


11 comments:

  1. Eye candy for me as I am allergic...and I used to love strawberries, they make my mouth water:)

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  2. Really amazing that strawberries are ripe already.
    Glad you had a fun outing and got berries too!

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  3. A bargain for such terrific looking berries. Those will be fine in the depths of winter poured over some dessert! Enjoy

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  4. Yummy! I picked strawberries as a child. I was a slow picker and an enthusiastic taster. I'm coming to the NW for a wedding and I hope I can eat some strawberries while I'm there. Your strawberry photos are gorgeous!

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  5. Beautiful bounty from Mother Nature, looks delicious.

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  6. Oh the strawberries look delicious! We have another month to go before they are ready here.

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  7. Such perfect strawberries! Don't they look delicious! I didn't go berry picking this spring with my sister because of my back. She goes several times when the strawberries get ripe. I've been with her before and really wanted to go this year. Dipped in chocolate sounds so good!

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  8. The strawberries are very nice this year aren't they? I bought 60 lbs of nice ones for $2 lb, and got them all hulled and either jammed or in the freezer yesterday. Sometimes I can get 'jam' ones for cheaper, but it was nice this time that every one was good looking, so there was no waste other than the hulls.

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  9. Oh yum, fresh strawberries from the field. They always taste so much better than those at the supermarket. Our fields here won't be ready to pick until well into July. Ours will no doubt be alot more expensive than yours though. I believe we paid $10. per pail at the U-pick last year.

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  10. Fresh field strawberries - one of the best things about summer!

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  11. Yummy strawberries. Reminds me I should check on us buying some in a few days!! Nancy

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