Strawberries are early this year, along with everything else. I can’t remember exactly, but our season is about 2 or 3 weeks ahead of schedule because of an onset of warm weather early in the spring. When I was up here in March for spring break it was beautiful and sunny, which is not normal for western PA in March.
We picked strawberries today and Tuesday. The patch isn’t producing enough to send to markets, but we pick it to keep it clean until the season really picks up. After dinner Tuesday night, a group of us made strawberry jam with the baskets we collected. Below I shall document this process in the best way I can, with pictures! Sweet, mostly-red pictures!
These two children belong to Chelsea and Jason who live down next door. They provide great entertainment which I am channeling into my blog.
Tomorrow morning I will wake up and enjoy this jam on my toast. I will take a picture then and lightning blog it!
Also welcome back to the states, Annie!