Wednesday, July 1, 2009

We left the house before 7 a.m. today to drive out and pick strawberries.

Last year Kristie introduced us to a place with strawberries, raspberries, apples, and pumpkins, all sustainably grown, and we've been faithful customers ever since.

The kids and I picked over twelve pounds ourselves (which doesn't include the tons they ate while picking), and I bought an additional twenty pounds that had been picked earlier in the morning to take home to freeze.

I spent the late morning and early afternoon washing and hulling mounds of strawberries, while Sissy napped and Snacks worked in the back yard turning the giant freezer box into some sort of automobile contraption.

Dinner tonight was brown rice and lentils simmered with fresh green garlic and green onion with some wonderful bits of sausage thrown in. Dessert was a strawberry rhubarb crisp, warm from the oven.