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Strawberries and Sunshine

May 25, 2010

We bought our first official strawberries of the season this morning. I paid $4 for them and they were worth absolutely every last penny. Every time I bite into a local, in-season, fresh strawberry I wonder what on earth I’m thinking eating them any other time of year. We are 150% putting strawberry plants in next year!

Friday or Monday we’re going strawberry picking in the early morning and having our first official day of canning, etc. of the season. I’ve been poring over the Ball Blue Book of Preserving that my mom brought me a few weeks ago and planning all of the things I want to make. Strawberry Freezer Jam, Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade, Frozen whole and pureed, homemade fruit roll ups…any other suggestions to throw in the mix? To say that I’m excited might just be the understatement of the year! I do believe it’s officially summer around here:)

p.s. Anyone have any good suggestions for getting strawberry stains out of a favorite pair of baby shorts? We’ve used our normal stain removers and they’re currently out sunning, but I’m not feeling very confident that they’ll be magically gone…

{Linking to Steady Mom’s Moms’ 30-Minute Blog Challenge}

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Joy G permalink
    May 25, 2010 1:50 pm

    The berries look great! It will be at least another month before we see fresh berries here. I’ve saved lots of clothes from berry stains with Spray n Wash Dual Power (the one that has 2 separate sides of cleaner that mix on the clothes). Hope that helps🙂

  2. May 25, 2010 3:20 pm

    For berry stains I always pour a tea kettle of hot BOILING water over the stain ASAP. Hold water above item about 6 or more inches. This has worked beautifully on carpet as well. But I’m not sure about doing this on already laundered items.

    Love the pics of the kiddos and their strawberries!

    Visiting from Steady Mom!

  3. May 25, 2010 11:02 pm

    Love your post!!!

    (& I second Angela’s advise on stain removal!)

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