Lord of the Rings
fans may remember Shire Year 1420, when "the fruit was so plentiful that young hobbits very nearly bathed in strawberries and cream...." That's what life has been like at our house for the past few weeks. It's strawberry season in Florida, and we've been treating ourselves to strawberries on our cereal, strawberry shortcake, strawberry-yoghurt pie, and—fresh rhubarb is also available now—strawberry-rhubarb crisp. Life is
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wow! the ground here is nearly thawed and we just turned over part of our garden to PLANT our rhubarb (and potatoe slips and onion sets). i think strawberry season is officially mid-june in these parts. enjoy!!!
and if we still lived in the country, I'd be tapping our maple trees, carrying sap buckets through knee deep snow and boiling sap!
strawberry season here is after July 1st.
Clearly, what I need to do is take a pilgrimage, starting here in March, getting to Pennsylvania in June, and finally arriving in Ontario in July. :)
Oh, how lovely to be able to make your own maple syrup! Was it a business for you, or a home venture?
It wasn't a business, it was far too casual for that! It started out as an educational thing for the children and then turned into another one of those money saving things I did as a stay-at-home-mom. Home made maple syrup is a terrific gift! It became doubly precious when I discovered, about 15 years after we'd moved to that property, that our half acre had been part of the farm and maple bush where my great-grandmother grew up. I knew we had moved into the area, but not that I was right on "the Headrick bush."