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Strawberry Fields Forever

March 27, 2017
This is my second published article in ELMORE/AUTAUGA NEWS
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Berry picking

When I was small, my greatest Spring-time joy was sneaking into my grandma’s garden to see how many strawberries it took to spoil my dinner.

Once, she made a big deal about the red stains on my face and hands, checking my forehead with great concern etched into the lines around her eyes. She had to make sure I wasn’t coming down with “Spring fever.”

A disease so horrible I would be relegated to pajamas and bed all summer while my sister and brother got to play outside and have fun.  This scene played out with strong soap and a good scrubbing allowing her to see I was, of course, invincible and ready to face the world again.

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I’m telling you about this because the strawberry fields are ripe. Really ripe and even early this year.  If you’re not growing any, pack up your kids and grandkids, find a berry farm and see how many it takes to spoil your dinner.

A great website listing U-pick fields as well as picked for you fields for a variety of crops is http://www.pickyourown.org/ALmontg.htm

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From → Family, Growing Up

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