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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!

Sushi and House Painting

Yesterday, I took Greg out on a date. We have been passing this restaurant, Cate Street Seafood Station, that has half of a VW bug sitting like it is coming through the wall and is the old railroad station. I have kind of been half reading the sign each time we drive by. Steaks…not my thing, seafood, sushi! Sushi? Oh ya, sushi. So, I usually only go the places for sushi that have been recommended by other folks, as if you are a sushi lover, it is either really good, or really bad. I have heard of this place before in advertisements, but no personal recommendations. So we went out on a limb and decided to try it. Actually we didn’t really know it was mainly a sushi place, but when we went in, everyone in the place was eating sushi. So of course we went for it. It was really good, especially the bubba gump roll! yum! It was tempura shrimp with tuna I believe and avocado. I could have eaten the whole eight pieces all by myself. The yellow fin, was quite good also. Please someone remind us, we don’t like the crab rolls….we never like them at sushi places, but we continue to order it. Why is that? We both love crab, but never like the crab rolls, anywhere we go.

The painting continues. It looks like as early as next week Greg is going to start on the outside of the house. It really needs it. We spent the morning looking at paint schemes on the internet. I think we came up with one. It was not what we thought we were going to do, but doesn’t it always work that way? It’s going to be a red brown, with cream and sand color accent and trim. At least that is the plan as of today. The best part is Greg said he would do it, and I am off the hook so to speak. He says he doesn’t mind doing it himself. I will still help, but my work load with the business is a bit more time consuming that his is, with the computer work and shipping, so I will help when I can, but it is mainly going to be his show. Whooo Hoo for Greg!

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