We picked over 30 pounds of those sweet red treasures today – enough to eat with whipping cream tonight, and enough to freeze gallons of them for smoothies. The U-pick field is the most idyllic place you can imagine – with mountains rising in the background, blue sky, and thousands and thousands of strawberries nestled among greenery. It's heaven, really. And a place for profound insight, for example Lukas commenting while picking berries, “The redder they are the better they are.” What a wise soul he is.
This week was filled with industrious food making, food growing and food gathering. It started with Saturday's cheese making class, which was absolutely packed. I even had to turn people away! Hopefully, they will sign up for the July13 class. Every time I teach this class, I am so blown away by the amazing people I meet. I swear, I get more out of these classes than they do: I end up with a clean house and all these new friends!
Talking about friends: A couple of days ago, Eva got to spend a day with her bestest, bestest friend. They were fairies together, making a home under the lilac bush, putting flowers into each others' hair, having a picnic on the lawn, attending a graduation party. The fun just didn't stop. And as they were busy entertaining each other, Steve and I worked in the garden (and taking pictures of it). We got our watermelon bed tilled, composted, and planted. Hopefully, we shall feast on watermelons in a few months. Then again, it's a gamble in our climate... but a worthwile gamble.
I will leave you with an image of Eva with the dress I knit her when she was a six month old baby. Yesterday is the first time she wore it.