Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Fruits of Our Labor

Every morning after I let the chickens out to free-range, I inspect our garden beds to see how things are coming. Today, I found something very exciting...


Our first strawberries!


We started our strawberry patch almost immediately after moving in last year, watered the tiny, new plants almost every day, fenced in the patch, weeded, mulched, waited and prayed. Now it looks like our patience and hard work have begun to pay off!

I firmly believe they were the sweetest strawberries I've ever tasted, just because I know we grew them oursevles. Mmmmmm!

20 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

That's exciting!! :)

Momstart said...

MMMM fresh strawberries

MommiesSavings said...

thats awesome congrats on the first strawberries.

Stefany said...

That is so cool! I would love to grow my own food. It just never goes well between the 5 kids and 3 dogs though.

6feetover said...

Awww I love this!

We've been wanting to start growing strawberries...this motivates me!

~melody~

Donna @ Way More Homemade said...

YAY! We're getting close to having some this year as well. Big difference in our methods: we put ours in the ground last year and ignored...

HA!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I forgot to plant strawberries! Boo Hoo. At least I have my green onion patch to console me. I bet those strawberries will be delicious.

Symphony of Love said...

The love and effort certainly pay off. The reward - like you said it, "...the sweetest strawberries.."

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It is so exciting when little plants start to grow.

Jodi said...

Isn't it fun to see things bloom that you have planted!! Happy WW!

Molly said...

Congrats on your strawberries! Ours are just starting to arrive too. yummmmmm

Winter Witch said...

I can't believe strawberries are popping up already! I can't wait to start putting some on the table.

MollyinMinn said...

Well seriously, if that isn't an exciting sign of not just spring,but summer, I don't know what is?!

Shelly said...

How cool! We love strawberries at our house.

Here's my WW post:

http://atticgirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/wordless-wednesday-doggone-fun.html

Robyn said...

Nice! I have some tomatoes to plant, and should do other veggies, but just don't have the room.

Good luck with your "harvest"!

Robyn
Mom All Day
http://momallday.blogspot.com/

Marice said...

wow congratulations :)

u may view mine here

Beth McC. said...

I love your picture! Thats so excited I just planted mine last weekend and I cant wait!! Love your blog its so cute!!

Cleo said...

what a beautiful blog!
And pic!!!
I LOVE to see a person gardening: for its becoming such an antiquated hobby in tis fast-paced digital world we live in. :(
Just stopping in via Wordless Wednesday. If you get a chance swing by mine:
http://wemmicks-in-training.blogspot.com/2010/04/wordless-wednesday-roman-road-perfect.html

Just posted about our garden if you'd like to take a gander:
http://wemmicks-in-training.blogspot.com/2010/04/family-plant-day.html

Amanda said...

That is exciting! I grow nothing but I'd like to grow tomatoes.

I'm curious, how many will you collect during the strawberry season?

Sherri said...

That is super duper exciting! If I could grow anything...I would be thrilled!

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