Monday, April 28, 2008

Seed Time and Harvest at Harvest Lane Cottage

I hope you all are having lovely weather to begin your Spring planting. Our life is a bit up in the air this year. It appears that we will be moving this summer before we can harvest a garden; so, we're going to plant a few tomatoes in pots. We also plan to help dear friends with their garden for shares. We just have to do what we can with what we have where we are! If you don't have room for a big garden, I encourage you to think about what you do have and take advantage of it.
May God bless your labors with an abundant harvest!
God bless you!
Laura of Harvest Lane
Happy at Home

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More Strawberries!

I found strawberries on sale again for $1.78 a quart; so, last night we had strawberry shortcake. I love that about April and May! I'm hoping to go berry picking in May or June; but for now, I'm glad to get them at the store.

I put my 6 year old daughter, Amy, and her 7 year old friend, Julia, at the kitchen table with a pile of strawberries and a big bowl. They cut, talked, and ate strawberries to their hearts content. When they were done, I added sugar, stirred, and placed the bowl in the fridge until dinner. Meanwhile, my ten year old daughter made a nice yellow cake to serve with our berries. Yum!
Easy and Delicious!

I'm glad you dropped by!
God bless you!
Enjoy your week, and
Eat some Strawberries!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage
Happy at Home

Friday, April 18, 2008

Strawberry Jam Time!

I bought nine boxes of strawberries from our local grocery and spent this afternoon Jamming with my little kiddles. We had a nice little assembly line going. Amy and Michael helped to cut and smash the strawberries. Emily helped prepare the jars, rings, and lids; then, helped to fill the jars and wipe the rims. We ended up with 10 half-pints and 10 half-cup jars. The little ones will no doubt be for gift giving. I just love the little ping when the jars seal. The jars just look so homey all lined up in a row on the counter. It makes me feel like I'm living in my grandmother's days.

Laura of Harvest Lane