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Ripe strawberries

StrawberriesMom emailed me to let me know that she was eating the first strawberries out of her garden.  Did I have any?

Nope, I replied, thinking with a touch of envy about her city garden which concentrates the spring heat and fruits early.

Then I realized that I actually hadn't checked on the strawberries all week.  They're in the part of the garden which hasn't been weeded yet, and I've been avoiding it because the weeds give me fits.  I wandered over, and, sure enough --- strawberries!

I have to admit that I ate two before I was able to bring one in to Mark.  Shh!  Don't tell him!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Drat! You beat me! I'm hoping to have ripe ones tomorrow. :-P
Comment by Brandy :: Young in the Mountains Fri May 15 21:50:57 2009
Well, you do seem to be significantly colder there. You always beat us with the snow!
Comment by anna Sat May 16 08:03:18 2009
We had ours today. Yum! :-) Significantly colder is one of the best compliments you could give me.
Comment by Brandy :: Young in the Mountains Sat May 16 21:50:57 2009
Glad to hear your strawberries are bearing! We had over a dozen berries for supper tonight. Yum.... :-)
Comment by anna Sun May 17 20:00:27 2009

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