Last spring, Sydney filled our backyard garden with strawberries. He has since thinned, weeded, mulched, and watered them. Since he used to pick strawberries commercially, and since he prefers blueberries anyway, this is very much something he does just because I like strawberries. And this year we had a bumper crop!
We’ve had a couple of big batches just for our use: I’ve made strawberry shortcake twice, Sydney’s made strawberry freezer jam, we’ve both frozen strawberries for smoothies, and everyone’s had strawberries and yogurt for breakfast the last week or two. We’re taking our second batch to market tomorrow; they were snapped up quickly last week. They are a lot of work to pick (we’re both feeling it in our backs and back-of-the-leg muscles this week), but they are such a crowd-pleaser. And I’ll be enjoying Sydney’s jam on my toast for the next year!