Monday, June 11, 2012

Got 'em

I have been watching for the strawberries. I pounced on the first to ripen, only to discover
something else got there first!
That was Saturday. This morning, seeing three berries close to ripening, but not close enough, I sat on the walkway all day, watching, keeping my berries safe from the ravening hordes of predators. Finally this evening, my devotion was rewarded with the first edible berries of the year.

Let's just say they were a bit piquant. But they're MINE.
Or they were mine. Before I ate them.

The work in the yard finished up today. It was sunny this time. Armed with two large beef bones, I lured the dogs to the back yard where all barking instantly stopped, to be replaced with scraping, slurping and gnawing sounds. That left the parrots. I cut a fresh branch and wedged it into their cage where they proceeded to make toothpicks. (Note: no photo of the bottom of the cage where the bits of branch fell,it's not pretty.) Unlike dogs, however, parrots manage to eat, chew, and scream all at the same time. Rip, tear, garrgghle.


  1. I am sure you enjoyed a lot the berries!
    My mom is drooling....
    Kisses and hugs

  2. Wow! Three strawberries and you grew them yourself! I'd be proud too! I'd love to grow my own. It must have felt good to have the sun out and the yard work done, finally. :)

  3. Good to read that everyone had a good munch.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  4. We had strawberries at our lunch pawty with Putter's boys yesterday but they weren't home grown. yummmmmmmmmmm

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  5. Those berries look so delicious and they are even sweeter when their yours!

    Bones = busy hounds = good times!

  6. We have had our first berries this week too. But with the rain, it's hard to beat off the slugs and the mold....where is our summer sun?
    Our poor Tomato plants need parkas!