Monday, July 7, 2008

Maine Summer

Wow, 3 posts in one morning! I must be on a roll, or perhaps I should say I'm on a biscuit, just like these yummy strawberries.
As many of you know, my aunt Cathy owns Fairwinds Farm with her friend Pete, in Topsham. In Bowdoinham they have several acres of lush vegetable & berry fields. For the past 2 weeks I have been working for them at the strawberry fields. No, I do not pick them, at least not for money. My job is to welcome customers, tell them where to pick, then weigh their berries & take their money. Luckily, at $1.25 a pound, this is always a pleasant experience. I do get to pick berries for myself, however. Or should I say, I pick them for Emma. She has eaten her weight in strawberries lately. Jake likes them too, but not quite as much.
Yesterday, when I got home, I prepared about 9 quarts of berries for Strawberry Shortcake & my future attempt at making jam. The Shortcake was delicious as our dessert last night. Now I need to freeze the rest for a not-so-humid, less-than-ninety-degree day. I don't foresee that happening in the near future. Maybe this fall.... by then I'll be able to make Pumpkin Pie to go along with it!


Laura Brann said...

Freeze those beautiful "creatures", girl. They'll taste even better next winter on hot biscuits with whipped creme!! If all else fails, mail me all you can't find a home for, as strawberries is my favorite comfort food.

briTT&joNNy said...

hey girl! I left something on my blog for you!