Berry Happy

 

     

My homegrown strawberries

 

As I picked  fresh strawberries from our garden I couldn’t help but be reminded it’s the little things in life (like homegrown strawberries) that make me happy.     

I guess I can’t deny I’m a simple girl.  We spent the day yard sale hopping.   $5.25 later, I came home excited  at the prospect of being able to use the treasures I found. I got a heavy-duty enameled pan ( I intend to use for the homemade brownies/and a strawberry-basil Italian ice that A Spicy Perspective posted and  I’m going to make), a pair of porcelain candlesticks made in Bavaria, West Germany ( I plan on using on our deck for candlelight dinners on summer evenings),   Ball jelly jars ( that will come in handy when I make homemade jams, jellies, and corn relish this season), and a gardening book (loaded with tons of information, and will hopefully help me keep my fruits, veggies and flowers healthy).      

I guess the old saying is true  “One man’s junk, is another man’s treasure”)  Or in this case, one berry happy woman’s… 

Brownie/Strawberry Basil Italian Ice Pan

  

West German Candle Sticks

  

Ball Jelly Jars

  

Gardening Book
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Berry Good – I hope

This weekend was a busy one.  Mowing, trimming, mulching, planting, painting, baking, and entertaining.  And somehow, aside from all the work, it was relaxing.  We even managed to find time to fit a couple of movies in too.  If every day could feel as productive, yet as relaxing as this weekend was, I’d be happy.  

I really enjoy the simple things in life and there is something that feels great when you can accomplish tasks without feeling the stress of having to do so.  I took a few minutes today to look at our strawberry, red raspberry, and blueberry plants.  They are looking fine…  I hope they produce large quantities of big, ripe, delicious berries.  And, hopefully we can harvest them before the deer, rabbits and birds beat us to it. 

Strawberry Plant
Red Raspberry Plant
Blueberry Bush