Babies and freshly picked berries are pretty easy to love! My daughter, Eliza, enjoyed some organic raspberries my kids and I picked at Kedem Orchards, in Hastings MN. We picked 7.77 lbs of the most succulent little strawberries you've ever seen. They were inexpensive, 2.50/lb, compared to the price for strawberries shipped from California found at the store. My plan is to make homemade strawberry/currant/raspberry jam... If we don't eat them all first!
Ready for jam making:
The leftovers and 12 empty pints!
As I spent a happy 30 minutes de-stemming and weeding through our strawberry harvest I noticed that just like all of creation, each strawberry is unique and beautiful. Here's an interesting strawberry my kids found, I also found "twin" and "triplet" strawberries!
Our back yard is even producing some food, below see the tiny strawberry harvest from our own garden:
I love growing some of our own food, it feels so miraculous, not at all the feeling I get shopping at the grocery store where food is laid out perfectly for me, free of dirt and bugs and the sound of bees humming. I definitly enjoy gathering food at the store as well, but there is just something that I can't quantify about having food come from our own efforts.
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