We didn't want to miss New England's fast-moving strawberry season, so we headed to a pick-your-own farm not too far from the city to gather enough strawberries to keep us in good supply for quite awhile, with some extras for freezing and, hopefully, an introductory attempt at canning.
There's nothing quite like tasting fresh berries still warm from the midday sun. So while her big brother and sister accompanied Daddy and Auntie and Uncle to fill our baskets with fruit, my one-year-old plopped herself in the middle of a row and wasted no time filling her belly with berries.
Strawberry topping for the morning's French toast, strawberry smoothies with lunch, and Auntie's strawberry pie for dessert gave us our fill of rosy sweetness for today, and for some days ahead, until this quick harvest ends. Then it's blueberry picking time!