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Fresh Local Strawberries?

When moving to Louisiana, we knew we would have access to some local farms and crops.  What I didn’t know is that the first strawberries of the season are in early January.  Early January?  Yes, it has hit freezing here lately a few times, but apparently the berries survived and  I couldn’t be more thrilled.  Strawberries are my all time favorite fruit and maybe even my all time favorite food ever.  There is nothing better in my opinion that a fresh picked strawberry.  In fact any time we drive by a u pick strawberry patch, no matter where we are or what we are doing I ask Greg to stop.  He doesn’t always, but most of the time he does.  Yes, I do go out and pick a flat of them, even though I could just get the already picked ones right there.  I like the fresh, fresh picked.  They just taste better.  Yum strawberries.  I need to get some today.

Speaking of freezing, we had a couple of freezing nights this last week and I think I may have lost a few of my hibiscus plants.   One of them is fine, but the other two are not looking so good.  My basil plant looks pretty sad to and I chopped it back, but have no doubt that thing will come back in full force.  It had taken over the herb pot.  Yikes, aggressive thing.  I also took it upon myself to prune the sad pear tree we have.  I ended up on the roof of the shed.  I bet Greg didn’t think I’d really go up there.  I did as much as I could reach from the ladder and the roof.  Hopefully it will do better this year.  Last summer it looked really sad, but it is clear it hadn’t gotten any love for a while.  Hopefully this year will be a come back year for it.

Just a reminder, we are still running our 20% off sale on the website.  Today is the last day!

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Yum….strawberries. One of my favorites too!


Even though we had a 60° day in PA today… LA is sounding very sweet right now. Gardening and strawberries, you lucky kids!