Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Strawberries are in!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to shout a big ole "Woo-Hoo" about the strawberries that are ripening up out in the garden, they are so pretty! I posted my beautiful blossoms on Pink Saturday not too long ago.
I'm hoping to have enough to make strawberry/rhubarb jam over the holiday weekend! Thinking about adding an orange to the jam this time to change it up a bit!

I don't have as many this year as I did last year, but I'm going to guide the runners and try to make sure they are happy. I pick them as they ripen and add them to a bag in the freezer, then when I get enough I can make jam.
I'm linking to these fun parties today: Woo-Hoo Wednesday, Rednesday and Outdoor Wednesday, please stop over and say Hi!
Have a happy day!

45 comments:

  1. Strawberry/rhubarb jam sounds just as yummy as the strawberry/rhubarb pies that my friend makes! I hope you get a bumper crop of berries this summer!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  2. Those strawberries look really good. I love them plain, in cereal, with shortcake, whatever. I love them.

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  3. Wonderful strawberries! That is a good idea for saving until you get enough to make your jam .
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  4. You many not have as many this year, but I saw enough for me to have with some vanilla ice cream.

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  5. Wonderful, I love strawberries!

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  6. The best time of the year is.......Strawberry Time! Better than Christmas.

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  7. You are soooo lucky to have strawberries already! Wow, I'm impressed and also impressed that you make jam. Thanks so much for linking this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing the fun.

    Your comment on my blog is roll on the floor hilarious!!

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  8. I wish I could save mine like that, but my Becky eats them too quickly!

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  9. oh yea baby, strawberry jam, homemade even.. I wish I was there.. just seeing them makes my mouth water, yummmmmm...

    Sonny

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  10. We just recently ended strawberry "season" here in Florida. This year's crop was exceptionally sweet. I look forward to it every year!

    Tink *~*~*

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  11. Oh, you are so much more in control than I am! I keep eating as fast as they grow! LOL

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  12. Our berries are loaded but not ready to pick ... can hardly wait.

    Have a lovely Memorial holiday ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  13. They look wonderful! We just had a strawberry festival here and they where fantastic!

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  14. MMM! I love fresh strawberries! They look great!

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  15. Oh you and your garden...lovely!

    :) Laura

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  16. I love fresh picked strawberries. Can't wait for mine to ripen!

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  17. Oh Yum! I love strawberries! Lucky ladie to have them in your yard!

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  18. Home grown Strawberries are the BEST! I love them with vanilla ice cream!

    Best wishes and Happy Wednesday!
    Natasha.

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  19. Oh they look great! We have tons of tiny little ones... not sure how that works but anyway... The tomatoes are also doing great this year! :)

    ~Liz

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  20. I have always wanted to grow strawberries. And yours look so pretty. Please make the jam and post it. I am also making jam, but sadly I bought my strawberries from a local market.
    I LOVE strawberry ruhbarb!!!!! Yummy!
    Yvonne

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  21. I have so been loving them this year...been dipping them in chocolate every chance I get! LOL :D

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  22. I have a few...but not ripe yet. Your picture makes my mouth water

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  23. Wow, I can't believe that strawberries are ready. It's not close to time here in the East...one can only dream about yummy fresh jam.
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  24. How great to have strawberries growning in your own backyard. I'd love to try that next year.

    D

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  25. Love strawberries, they are so versatile... happy rednesday...

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  26. Ohhh Orange to your strawberry??? Interesting... made my mouth water actually... I made Strawberry jam last Friday... it came out wonderful... making peach jam this week end...
    ~Really Rainey~

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  27. That jam sounds wonderful...and I applaud your growing strawberries! The perfect summer red! :)

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  28. Mmmm, strawberry rhubarb jam sounds very, very good. I've never made any type of homemade jams but I've had them and they are so yummy!

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  29. Oh Yummy, I am still having to buy store bought, but mine are creeping along! Your look fantastic'! Temps in the 90's this weekend WOW, I am hoping for the 70's and dry :-)
    Bella

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  30. Yummy, I love strawberries!
    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

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  31. You and me!! My strawberries are in to. I'm thinking desserts. Your's look big and beautiful. How long has this bed been there? I know they spread each year. Yummy.
    Ann

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  32. They look so yummy....blessings

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  33. Jam certainly sounds like a good thing with all of your berries. My berries are still green but once they turn red they will be made into a fruit salad.
    Joyce

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  34. I wish we could grow strawberries here, but it gets too hot. I certainly will be buying some and making some good stuff with them. Yours look great!

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  35. I just adore the name of your blog. There is nothing happier than a pig in mud. Your fruit and flowers look wonderful. Thanks for your sweet comments.

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  36. Ooh...strawberries are a sure sign of summer! How lucky you are to have your own plants. Someday...


    Ellen

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  37. Strawberries ~ Just yummy!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  38. I've got the rhubarb and am now waiting for the strawberries to be ready and then it is time for pie.

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  39. We tried to grow strawberries last year ... we had all of one berry! Too funny!

    Enjoy yours!

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  40. Oh Boy! Jam! I never can do that...lol.. I get the berries and they end up in pies or just disappear.

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  41. Have you tried the strawberry pie recipe I posted several weeks ago? I have been making two each week and was given orders to make four this week!

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  42. Strawberry/rhubarb you say? Mmmmm...I'll be right over ;) Happy REDnesday~

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  43. I definitely need some of your strawberries! They look great!
    Happy Rednesday!
    Blessings,
    Jo

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  44. Orange should add some very nice sweetness to balance the rhubarb. With homegrown strawberries and homemade jam, it's going to be very tasty! :-)

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  45. Woohoo... :) I buy homemade strawberry jam at the little farmer's market out here and she puts orange rind in it.....it's yummo!

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