Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Yum-Oh!

A few years back, I was picking wonderful strawberries at our local strawberry farm. I asked what variety they were; I was told, "Honeyoe." I bought some plants and put them in the ground.

I put them in the wrong place. While we had some nice strawberries that year, getting water to them was too difficult to continue. They died out. Actually, we built our cowshed right on top of that spot!

About two years ago now, I was flipping through a garden catalog and saw Honeyoe strawberries again. We got a few last year.

This year...




This is this evening's picking. Actually, it's about 4/5 of this evening's picking. Mary has a friend spending a couple of days, and they got a little enthusiastic, picking several berries that weren't at all ripe.

These, though, are red and sweet and....mmmm..... I wish I hadn't recommitted myself to Weight Watchers; they'd be so good on top of some chocolate ice cream!

But they'll be just fine on their own, too. And on waffles at breakfast. And, with the rhubarb also ripe, I predict jam and pie before the weekend is over...

5 comments:

Elisha said...

They look delicious. I just planted strawberries this year but cant remember off the top of my head what kind.

Our local strawberries here are done but we sure visited the strawberry stands a lot when they were good. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmm

Cheryl said...

So . . . if you have more than you know what to do with . . . I passed on the strawberries at the Farmers' Market Saturday because they were SIX DOLLARS a pint! (Guy said they would be cheaper in a week or two.) Just thought I would mention that. :-)

We could also use some eggs. Have money, will pay!

Betsy said...

Wait...is that a Bud I see in the background? Yummy, strawberries and beer! Can I come over?

Melody said...

Hey, Betsy, any time! I'll warn you though; Bud is Matthew's brew of choice. We're more dark beer people here!

Angie said...

Mmmm. . .strawberries are my favorite! :)