Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just Picked.

First berries, just picked this morning, not enough for a meal, but enough to bring a smile on my face.  If you don't grow your own strawberries, or any other berries, you have no idea of the joy I'm experiencing.  I know I protected this morsel from the world of attackers and taking this bite is my sweet revenge.

Sure, you say, I'd rather purchase mine at the market, get a whole basket and indulge.
Well, I'm sure you'll enjoy those berries.
But, you will not experience the joy of having succeeded in saving it for yourself! Yes, the birds and the slugs didn't get this one, and for that, I'm grateful.

I tip my hat to farmers everywhere, every time I put a morsel like this in my hungry mouth.  Good food, free of pesticides, is not easy to grow. And the result, the eating of it, should be of importance and should be celebrated, blessed even.


  1. I must share a funny story ... last week my son and I went to our local farmer's market. I saw really huge what I thought were green beans but were actually peas ... I instructed my son to go purchase a bag while I bought chives and onions. When I got the peas home, I expected a huge pan full ... I got a small handful. I prepared them in spite of it ... the most delicious fresh peas I've ever tasted.

  2. We do appreciate those tiny peas of the first season, don't we? I have nothing else growing except some lettuces and spinach. I'm going shopping for peas too.

  3. I love this time of year and then again later when we have our winter garden. To be able to go out and pick our vegetable for the evening meal instead of going to the store to buy it is a true great pleasure. And you are right, growing food is so much harder than growing flowers.

  4. When you pick your own berries, it really feels like a gift. What a nice joy for you.

  5. Congrats on your first berries! Enjoy!

  6. Rosaria, our strawberris have just finished, but I know just exactly what you mean - every morning there were just a handful and ever so sweet and fragrantly delicious!