Thursday, May 1, 2014

Strawberries - Coming Soon!

Okay, we are going to give this blog thing a try again!

Ahh, spring!  It’s been such a long winter, and such a cool spring.  But what a gorgeous day today! It’s May 1st, the sun is out for the first time in 4 days, and it’s our first day open for this season!  What’s not to be happy about?

Typically, our strawberry plants are bursting with ripe fruit by now.  However, Mother Nature had a different idea this year.  Yes, the strawberries will eventually come.  In farming, patience is mandatory.  Instant gratification isn’t part of the equation.  The rewards of patience, however, are sweet (literally, in this case!).  The plants are healthy and have lots of blossoms.  Now that the rain has stopped, we need a lot of warm, sunny days to dry the fields and help the berries grow and ripen.

We can’t wait to see what Mother Nature (and a lot of hard work) bless us with this season!