Monday, March 11, 2013

Harvest Monday 3.11.13


Look at what I harvested this week!

I harvested me up some Young 'ens!
They sure do grow like weeds some times. LOL. We had a blast out at the Strawberry festival this week. We enjoyed playing games and riding rides, and emptying my wallet most of all. But we did NOT come home empty handed. Nope. We came home with sushi! Yup. We always seek out the game that wins you the 'free' goldfish. I figure we can refill the pond and at least we are paying to play something that will be putting fish back into the system. :-) So far 3 are still alive. So a day of fun and 3 fish for $80 bucks... Nah, not worth it in my book, but definitely worth it for their memory books!
We made more memories when we got home and added our strawberries to the ones we picked at the farm. Then we made strawberry jam!
THIS is my favorite thing all year y'all! Seriously. Nothing compares in my mind to the crisp, cool flavor and the sweet smell of fresh homemade strawberry jam. MMMMmmm.... I look forward to this weekend and THIS is worth my $80. Hands down. Yes, for just a few measly little pints of jam. HA! You certainly can't get anything like it in a store. I'm hoping to make another batch tonight so I'll have enough to at least get me through spring, but I know better. The more I have the faster it goes! It's also not the same made with store bought berries. I don't know what it is, but it's different.

Anyway I really did harvest stuff. A few of those berries are mine, and I harvested 4 head of lettuce and a single jalapeno. Of course I also harvested mulberries as well. What is it with single peppers? I guess they are better than no peppers, but they are kind of hard to use. Mostly when I use hot peppers I need quite a few of them. So this single one just went right into a pickle jar. The lettuce?
One set for us and one set for my sister. I brought it to work for her. :-)
The peas are setting pods, just in time for us to run to Alabama. I'm hoping that the squirrels don't find them before we get back, but I know that is a pipe dream. Potatoes are planted, late for me, but planted. I get the feeling the entire garden is going to be on a late schedule this year because of the new planter. I don't know why it bothers me so much. It's not like it's the first time it will be late. Usually it's MY fault directly. LOL.
Did I mention how happy I am that I have strawberry jam again?  :-D
Trying not to brag too much and dying to make more...
See you soon!
Oh! I almost forgot! Linking into Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday. Keep the ball rolling. Stop by her place to see what people are harvesting from all over the world!!!


  1. Store bought strawberries are not fully ripened when harvested that's why they lack aroma and taste, also I read somewhere that they are treated for longer shelf life. The strawberries in our food markets come from Florida or maybe California, that's a looooong way to New York.

  2. There is nothing like a garden strawberry, nothing. I have a good friend who makes delicious strawberry jam. I hope yours is as delicious as it looks!

  3. Now you've got me wanting to plant strawberries again...haven't had any for a couple of years, but I buy enough at the farmers market to make jam.

    Thanks for stopping by Dragon Woman's seed potatoes have just shipped. I can't wait !!

  4. Your sister is very lucky. The first photo is so cute.