Strawberries. Luscious, red strawberries by themselves, or sliced with a little sugar. I love them and I'll eat them any way you want to serve them. I've been finding them at a good price lately.
When we lived in the country, and our children were very young, we had a nice-sized strawberry patch. I remember one day I went outside to check on our daughter, who was probably 6 at the time, and found her in the middle of the strawberries. I asked her what she was doing walking on the strawberry plants and didn't we tell her not to do that? She replied, with her hands behind her back, that she was only looking and about that time I saw something red fall to the ground behind her. I had to smother a laugh, because I would have picked one or two to pop into my mouth myself!
We are thinking of planting a few strawberries this year. I saw an interesting way of planting them using pallets. If you grow strawberries, do you plant yours in a raised bed, garden or some kind of planter?
We had a really nice weekend. BG (the hubby) and I did a little shopping Saturday and I spotted some beautiful purple Hyacinths at Home Depot. One of them just jumped into my cart and begged me to take it home. Oh, the scent wafting through the house is wonderful!
It warmed up to a very nice 70+ degrees yesterday. I see the Stella d'Oros and Salvia are coming up along with the Peonies and other flowers. I'm hoping the Coneflowers survived the winter. We have 2 garden plots. One of them is still very wet and it will be a while before it can be readied for spring planting. Did I mention that we had a thunderstorm and hail a few days ago? Yes, it's spring!
I keep the finch feeder filled all year long, but the other feeders will be taken down as soon as I know wintry weather is over for sure. The Goldfinches are beginning to get their color back.
Yesterday, I realized while refilling the feeders that I haven't seen the Dark-eyed Juncos lately. I suppose they've headed back up north for the summer. I've spotted at least one pair of Bluebirds and believe they've begun nesting in one of the boxes we have up for them.
What are your plans for this last day of March? Where did this month go? I can hardly believe tomorrow is April 1. Look out for those April Fool's jokes!
Until next time...