Things just got a bit out of hand

Okay, I may have let my excitement get a wee bit out of hand. But when she told me the strawberries were ready, I couldn’t control myself. On a good day, I love strawberries but ever since Army Wife took over the kitchen last summer to make strawberry jam, I’m totally hooked.

We are co-op gardening with friends. The veggie garden has suffered from too much water and not enough sunshine, but we’re still hopeful. The strawberry patch is doing just fine, thank you very much.

And like any other harvest, when it’s time, it’s time. I learned that a few years ago when 12 dozen ears of corn landed in my kitchen. You don’t ask questions. Just clear the schedule and get ready.

This is my haul from Monday’s picking; two and a half hours worth of stooping, bending and reaching. And this is only half of what was picked that night. Yes, I’m sore. That would be an understatement.

But I’m now 34 pints of strawberry jam richer now. I only had to run to the store for more sugar and jars twice. I’m sure Army Wife and The Floridian will share in the benefits, as well as many other relatives and friends come Christmastime.

I’m going back out tonight. Wish me luck.

I think I need more sugar…again.

4 thoughts on “Things just got a bit out of hand

  1. Hi,

    I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for a few months, but I’m back. So I saw that you won a domain last Oct. (That was the link to your old site from the comment you left on my Aruba photographs.) The blog I had was called SoulCrayons and I was “Gel”. I’m also an artist, and like you am more of a “96 box of crayola crayons” than only 24. 🙂

    I need bloggers help with a FB click, please! I’ve begun a blog just devoted to my art w/ my real name, photo *gasp*, and artwork. I hope you’ll stop by. I also recently plunged feet first into Facebook. I’d greatly appreciate it if you “liked” my studio page, since I’m attempting to use social media to promote my art. I need just 6 more “fans” for my fan page to have a unique URL for promoting my art instead of the FB gibberish of tons of numbers and such.

    Pretty please with periwinkle and any of the other unique 96 colors on top, go to and please click LIKE . That will help me obtain a unique url. I’d sure appreciate it!

    I notice here that you have all sorts of internet links and symbols.I clicked FB one. (I don’t tweet…yet.) I have a lot of learning to do. BTW, I loved the spring, summmer, winter, to autumn quote on top of your old blog. Autumn is my favorite season. I paint autumn trees. I wish autumn lasted 3 months!



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