Sunday, June 7, 2009

Anticipation and hope

The first of the berries are ripe! The kids have thrilled me with their appreciation of these versus the grocery store purchased berries. "These are warm and red all the way through!" And it is very true that they seem to not even be the same berry as those purchased by the pound in little pre-packed containers.

Many more to come!

The blueberry plants look to have the best crop ever (which doesn't really mean much.) The raspberries continue to spread out over the yard. The garden is coming along very nicely- broccoli, cabbage, lettuces, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, swiss chard, beets, kohlrabi, sweet peas, corn, tomatillos, peppers, cukes, beans, summer and winter squashes, gourds and pumpkins. Cool weather crops will come again later. Everything is protected from the bunnies and the deer. Only one chipmunk seems to have access to the strawberries and I fuss with his holes daily.

It looks to be a good year and I'm wondering if perhaps I made a mistake joining a CSA this year. (This wasn't our first choice, but Stearn's wasn't taking "new members" and we didn't belong last year. Back to the waitlist.) Hopefully we'll eat well and not have too much that can't be easily stored in some way.

1 comment:

Gram & Gramps said...

strawberries look great...I should come over to "test" them!!!!