Friday, April 20, 2012

Strawberry Picking

Sister and I joined Big Brother and a gaggle of third graders at the strawberry patch this morning. After four days of achievement tests the giddy school children ran through the misty, muddy fields like caged birds set free to fly. We picked gallons of berries. It was lovely. Feeling proud and independent with a bucket of her own, Sister took her role as strawberry girl quite seriously {until she became distracted by the irrigation pond and had to be persuaded not to go for a swim}. Big Brother worked hard and made sure that we have a bountiful supply of berries... at least for the weekend. Tonight we ate waffles and strawberries for supper; maybe tomorrow I'll make preserves.