i am going to pick strawberries today. it is at one of those u pick farms. we bought the ones pictured at curbside pick up from another farm. they didn’t last long. the grand kids eat all the berries we put in front of them. these and the ones I grow taste so much better than the ones in grocery stores. they are naturally sweet.
we had to make an appointment with the u pick place. they practice social distancing. they dont want too many people gathering. I got one time slot. the rest of the time slots filled up in about 10 minutes. they always fill up fast. we have a u pick time at another place on sunday. that also filled up in no time. lotsa people want fresh straw berries.
i will drive down in a little while. it will be about a 2 hour round trip drive. a good day trip. dont know how long I get to pick. I didn’t have the option to add mary. she has to watch the grand daughters anyway.
I will pick by myself. I am a good picker. I use to fill a grocery sack full of gooseberries in no time. not many people pick goose berries like they used to back in the day. gooseberry pie is my favorite. most are made with domesticated berries in these modern times.
we have 4 grow boxes full of strawberry plants. they are just starting to ripen. the grand kids keep them clean. they pick the berries as soon as the berries are ripe. we don’t get to save any. if they aren’t here I will pick the berries. I grow them because I like to eat them.
i am going today and we both go sunday to pick. we want plenty to put away. we like berries. I bought some bare root, one year old blue berry bushes this spring. I have four of them. I have them in pots for now. I will transplant them when their root system is developed. we wont get any blueberries from them this year. we will have them from now on.
i finished building another work bench in my carport. now I have 3 of them that are 2 feet by 8 feet. the counter top is 3 feet off the floor. they give me lotsa room to store things on the shelf below the counter. my carport looks more orderly now. i wont be seen on the hoarders show any time soon.
I haven’t picked nenwezhek yet. I seen the ones I pick are about a foot tall now. that is about the right height for me. I like them when they are young. they taste more tender than older plants. after this rain they will have a growth spurt. I will get enough to last us. mary will can them.
i gotta feed my animals before I go pick berries.