In between the raindrops....

....we managed to pick the last of the strawberries yesterday. We got just about 20 pounds for $23 as it's the end of the season. It was a lot to wash and hull, but Hels and I enjoyed the work. It's a comforting sort of work--putting up.

We decided to just have strawberries and cream for dinner. The girls were so surprised and loved the novelty of it.

Today I made a small batch of jam. We aren't huge jam eaters, so I froze the rest of the berries for winter muffins, porridge, and scones. I have around 10 big bags of frozen strawberries now. That makes me happy.

Even if it is raining and due to drop to 40 degrees tonight, it feels a bit more like summer now.

Anonymous –   – (July 14, 2009 at 6:44 PM)  

I know exactly what you mean, there's something about strawberries that lets you feel awashed in summer. And there's nothing better than fresh strawberries baked into a warm treat in the middle of winter. :)

MamaAngel  – (July 14, 2009 at 10:05 PM)  

Man, y'all have had some crazy weather this summer! It is cooler than normal in Nashville too, but nothing like what it's been like up North.

Dawn  – (July 15, 2009 at 12:26 AM)  

Strawberries and cream sounds like a perfect dinner!

Tammy  – (July 15, 2009 at 7:02 AM)  

Sounds like a tasty dinner to me! :)

Anonymous –   – (July 15, 2009 at 2:25 PM)  

Hard to beat that price... strawberries are usually quite expensive.

My husband just started a canning adventure... he made some syrup from a large batch of blackberry juice from last year that we would never end up drinking (stains!). He was so very proud :-)

Maribeth  – (July 16, 2009 at 8:03 AM)  

Our own strawberries were a bit of a disappointment this year. I'm glad to see you did well with your picking. Fortunately, we still have a few bags in the freezer from last season!

Linda  – (July 16, 2009 at 8:38 AM)  

Oh wow, strawberries and cream for dinner, how lovely!

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