Some pics of our place (British Columbia)

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Those look so good! I bet they actually have taste, unlike those big red imitation strawberry-like things at the store.
 

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Those look so good! I bet they actually have taste, unlike those big red imitation strawberry-like things at the store.
Yeah. You're obviously familiar with the realities. The ones in the supermarkets and even in some outdoor markets are often large, and they usually have a crisp white core - a crisp, white, tasteless core that makes up most of each berry, I should have said. That type lasts a long time before going over-ripe and mushy. So the markets like them. But, growing your own at home, you can pick and eat soon after. So... emm, smaller berry maybe... but three or four times the flavor!
 

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It seems as though each strawberry has only so much sugar available... the bigger the strawberry, the more dilute the sugar becomes
 

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Our seasons are running a little late this year... maybe three weeks. But one of the joys of late spring and early summer here rests in a bowl like this.
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I guess I haven't usually taken pics of strawberries, but a couple weeks back I did shoot this one (first pick of this year). Mmmm-mm! We eat some fresh, but wind up freezing a lot of the annual crop and have them until the following year's crop shows up.
Joel, those are just perfect!!! Will you please enter that pic into the P of the W? Makes my mouth water to just look at them.
 

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“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” well, maybe that should be hot, dry, and occasionally breezy.

It’s been a summer for hundreds of wildfires in our province, some large, some small. Many of them are distant but some have been close enough to make the sky here smoky. And dull grey looking. But not today. So — hot nd sweaty from morning-outside work — I walked downhill and to the east and took another shot of our place, to celebrate a return of the blue sky… don’t know how long that will last, though.
 

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And what a beautiful blue that sky is too! We've had cooler weather and rain for 2 days now. Hot and dry sounds rather appealing at the moment lol Can I send some of this wet stuff your way?
 

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And what a beautiful blue that sky is too! We've had cooler weather and rain for 2 days now. Hot and dry sounds rather appealing at the moment lol Can I send some of this wet stuff your way?
Oh yeah!
 

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Hey Joel, I'm glad your place is safe. I've got a friend with a farm in Nelson and they're fine too, but said it's still smokey.

Your place is absolutely beautiful by the way!
 

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Lovely homestead! I hope the fires stay away from you and pray for rain. We were in a drought in 2011, trees died, hay was $80 to $150 a round bale. And the fires! It was awful. We had over 2 months straight of temperatures of over 100 degrees F.
 

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Late start to our spring, but followed by many hot, sunny days. Combine that with an adequate water supply, and things are coming along.

Below, a shot of a wee portion of our sweet-corn patch and then, to the right, sunflowers just coming into bloom in the squash bed. All having a place in our larger garden.
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A shot of the side garden that has peas, onion family, parsnips, beets, zucchini, lettuces, and other veggies, and dill (plus flowers, of course).
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