Saturday, March 28, 2009
Strawberry Pickin' Time
This time of the year sparks lots of wonderful memories! Farms that grew berries in the Spring and cotton during the Summer were neighbors to my childhood home. From April through May, my cousin's strawberry "patch" was filled with the sweetest smell! My mom and I would rise early on Saturday mornings to meet other like minded ladies and pick a few "cups" which were actually small, woven square baskets. No men were present. They were tending to other chores...So, there was lots of "lady" talk...always spiced with a dash of gossip... After the morning picking, everyone would gather in the farm house to "cap" a few of the red gems by removing the green leafed tops. Then the berries were rinsed and placed in depression glass dessert bowls. A few tablespoons of sugar and a bit of cream topped off their sweet goodness. My, oh my, the life of a country girl! I am thankful for my childhood home....the grass, the trees, the flowers, the garden, the nearby fields!! A more privileged life could not have been found in a castle!