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Helen's Mulberry Lane Farm Journal




August 10, 2010

Everything Strawberries!

Strawberry Season 2010 was simply fantastic!





Strawberry pickers brought their own ice cream buckets
which work very well for picking.
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Strawberries in an ice cream bucket.







The youngest strawberry picker!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
The youngest picker!.








This 87 year old lady was a great strawberry picker
and outdid many younger folks!
Photo by Helen Aardsma, June, 2010.
An 87 year old strawberry picker!







Folks from Wisconsin making happy family memories.
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Strawberry picking - a memory maker!







Rachel filling strawberry orders in our living room.
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Rachel filling strawberry orders.







Meanwhile Beka was busy making strawberry jam to sell at our stand.
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Jam, Jam, Jam!







I tried making strawberry juice (to drink) with the seconds. A smashing success!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Strawberry Juice







Hot work on a very hot day!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Jam, Jam, Jam!







I strained the pulp through a pillowcase to get out every last precious drop!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Juice!  Juice!  Juice!







Then I strained the juice in a very fine sieve.
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Straining the strawberry juice.







It was delicious!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Ready to drink!







I bottled up six jars for the winter.
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Ready for a winter treat.







This was as good as it looks! Homemade strawberry cheesecake!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Homemade strawberry cheesecake.







We gave these delectable dipped strawberries out to our customers.
White chocolate dipped strawberries are fantastically delicious!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Dipped Strawberries.







Caleb (11) whipped up this strawberry shake
for supper one evening!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Strawberry Shakes!







These Strawberry Chocolate Pies were a hit with our customers!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Chocolate Strawberry Pie.







How wonderful to have daughters who are best friends!
They delight my heart!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Sweet Sisters!







I couldn't resist an afternoon snack of
bananas and fresh organic strawberries!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Strawberries and bananas!







Tim and Caleb in their "backless" aprons
making cookies on a hungry Sunday afternoon.
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Boys will be boys.







'Beka and Rachel cleaning out the strawberry patch
at the end of the season.
Matthew is mowing off the year three strawberry patch.
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Strawberries and bananas!







Ya'll come back and pick strawberries again next year!
Photo by Helen Aardsma June, 2010.
Strawberries and bananas!



     


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