A Strawberry Harvest


For the first time in over 36 years of marriage and 35 years of gardening, we have a harvest worth boasting about.  The last four weeks have been a continual picking extravaganza of plump, juicy, sassy red strawberries!

The mild spring with extra rain has fueled an abundant crop of incredibly sweet strawberries which is particularly amazing because they are growing under two bird feeders… Yes, that’s right. All those years spent planting vines in “safe” places where birds would not eat them and yet we would only get a handful of the delicious berries, were for nothing. But put the little fruit right under the very noses (beaks?) of the birds – and we have beautiful berries that carry the sweet taste of summer.

It was a goof, really, a last ditch effort to save some strawberry plants that did not do well in their final resting spot. An…

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