I just about fell over when I first saw the 30 boxes of strawberries. My immediate thought was strawberry jam. Then strawberry smoothies, then what the heck am I going to do with all these berries?
The chickens have some pretty fierce competition these days for the free produce scraps.
At this point I still don’t know what I’m going to do this summer when all the veggies start growing. Keeping her out of the garden beds is going to be a challenge for sure. I will admit though, vegetables are a wee bit tastier than shoes. Lets just hope she doesn’t turn in to a total food snob. Ha!
Does anyone know what the shelf life of the typical grocery store strawberry that has been trucked in from California or Mexico is? My backyard strawberries only last about 24 hours on the kitchen counter before they start to go bad.
But then again, I don’t use chemicals and my berries are about 1/3 of the size.
From the 30+ pounds of strawberries Mr. Produce Guy gave me this week, this was all we were able to reclaim. Sadly, the chickens don’t care for strawberries, so on to the compost heap the bad ones go. As for the good ones, I think I’ll make some jam today.
Something is always better than nothing.
Peace Out Girl Scouts, have a great day.
Would you like to see what else we have brought home over the past year?
If you have just stumbled upon this series and are wondering how I got all this food for free, you’ll want to read this story first.