We recently paid a visit to our local farm to pick up seedlings for our garden. I love the fact that these little guys grew in soil local to our garden — making it easier for my plants to thrive + grow. With so many choices the farm had to offer, we finally came home with spinach, red peppers, green peppers, all sorts of hot peppers, eggplant, white eggplant, tomatoes, tomatillos, squash, cucumber, zucchini, rhubarb, cilantro, parsley, mint, lavender, basil, and some strawberry plants. Talk about new territory for me — I am on a mission. I would love to make some fresh strawberry and raspberry jams and do some canning this year. The last time I made strawberry jam was like 10 years ago — I really need to revisit this tasty task.
Although I won’t be using my own strawberries this year because I recently learned from Silka that after strawberries plants are planted, you should pluck all the sweet little flowers off before they turn into fruit so that the next year you have an abundance of strawberries. So, I’ve been snapping off each one of those little white flowers and handing them to Dhara, while believing in faith that next year I will have more strawberries than I know what to do with! This year I will have to go strawberry picking at Larriland with the Dhara-girl. Let’s see how my grand plans pan out!
so many choices!
my beloved strawberry plants
loving the fan
loving the wide open spaces to frolic + play
until next time…