For the past 2 weeks, there has been an item on our to-do list that has never disappeared. Every single day when we look up at that imposing list, it sits unmoving at the top. No matter how many times we accomplished it, it was always there to do again.
"Pick Strawberries" it says, and so out we go, and pick. And every day it seems as if the rows grow and get longer, the path's skinnier, and the berries more abundant!
The first week it was exciting and tasty! The number of quarts brought in piled up. The task did not end with the picking but rather continued into the evening, when we had to top all of them.
Yet despite the hard work, we cannot complain. It is amazing and we are extremely grateful for the abundance, which we are freezing and canning for this next year.
One of the advantages of the excess berries are the wonderful desserts we can have.
Including but not limited to: Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream with strawberries nuts and chocolate sauce,
Angel food cake with strawberries (which I have made twice now, but somehow have failed to photograph) mini strawberry glace pie (which could not be exceeded for excellence) strawberries over granola, and many, many berries eaten just how God made them. :)