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July 11, 2011

Rasberries for days............


 How could I even think about sleep this evening when I just completed picking yet another gallon sized bag of rasberries? I petitioned the kids (my own and the neighbors) for assistance this evening as I have spent the last week picking bag fulls every couple of days. I tried to get the hub to assist but he was essentially a no show. He only sat across from the berries and asked "How long will you be out here?" and after a few minutes disappeared back into the comfort of a 74 degree home. In his defense he always helps me with my ventures, and it has been really hot...., and I was out in the garden at the crack of dawn 6:45 or so. But still, two sets of hands make quick work and I was feeling the heat and humidity too even at that hour. Never the less tonight we managed to fill a large cup for the neighbor kids to nosh, and a bag for me to freeze for my mom later this year. Just think last week I finished the last of the strawberries (I think... ), and now it's the rasberries turn to show off in the garden. Next week we expect the gooseberries to be harvest-able. We've been sampling here and there and they aren't quite sweet enough for my liking and I just haven't had the time to make gooseberry jam. As long as I have movement in my muscles and can utter a word of solicitation at these abundant bushes for the next week or two I can be found in the middle of my yard bag in hand.

*sigh*
I love my garden! I love my garden! I love my garden!
Ok, now I'm refocused and ready to pick more tomorrow I welcome the help when I can get it and I will share my air and even a cup of coffee, tea, or what ever the kids will have in they'd be so inclined....