Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Madness... strawberry madness!

Here it is, The Big Monday! I have been picking berries for two hours and got about 20 more quarts, bringing to a grand total of 176 quarts of strawberries. WOW! so blessed.
I took pictures of my patch and my berries aren't looking as big and beautiful as they were at the beginning but they are still delicious.
I also took some pictures of my garden. It was hard to get too up close because it is so long and soooo I did the best I can. I am stil waiting for a few flowers to get real full so I will do my flower gardens in about another week or so.

I am so excited. I told you about my weight loss class I am starting on July 10th. Well I did an ad in the local paper and am getting some great calls from it. I have a meeting tonight with the reporter of the paper, they are doing an article on my upcoming class and my weight loss success so far. Super glad about that.

Little Mister has been fever free for a whole day and a night and his wound area on the side of his head is looking awesome, finally.

Now, for the rest of my monday madness.
*pick peas
*wash, dry, fold and putaway laundry
*clean house
*take a shower (if I don't list it I don't get it)
*organize the kitchen counters
*meet with the newspaper reporter
*organize and pack away the boys' outgrown clothes

This concludes my Monday, hope you have a great one! God Bless, Christina

Oh, also as a P.S. I tried the recipe for granola balls found here, yesterday and I kid you not less than ten minutes to make and they are sooooo delicious and nutritious. Both boys and my big boy DW love them. You can use all peanut butter if you want and I eliminated the carob powder and used protien powder. AWESOME!!


Vixbil said...

Wow your garden is AMAZING what do you do with all the things you grow you must be strawberried out

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Your yard is BEAUTIFUL! Seriously, that is the kind of yard and garden that I dream of having one day. And those berries look scrumptious!

Mari said...

You have a beautiful garden! I can't believe how many strawberries you have picked already. When I was in high school I worked on a strawberry farm and spent so many hour weeding and picking strawberries. I still love them though!

mamachristina said...

Yes Vixbil, I am about strawberried out. I freeze alot and also make a lot of jamit is the favorite fruit in our family. My 3 year old literally eats about 2 cups a day for the last 2 weeks. I also freeze and can a lot of other things in my garden.

Manuela said...

I'm not really jealous--well maybe just a little bit! I WISH I had all that room! But, the good Lord knows how much we can handle and my hand are full with what I've got right now.

Maybe one day :) The strawberries are beautiful and it's amazing how much you got from your own garden. LOVELY!

lifeinredshoes said...

Thanks for your visit! If my Auntie gave me a syrup bottle shaped liked a rooster I'd give her a hug, I like chickens! ex-Amish? I watched a spaecial about that the other night, very interesting.

Mrs. N. said...

Wow! What a beautiful yard and amazing garden. Those strawberries look delectable.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That is beyond amazing! You are so lucky to have that...and all those strawberries--yum!

Please let us know how it goes with the reporter. That is awesome.

Stay healthy little mister!

Wani said...

I'm so jealous! I wish I could have a garden like that! Course if I did it wouldn't be as good anyway - I'm not very good with plants!

Jessica's Journey To Being One Hot Mom! said...

Wow what an amazing garden! That looks like hard work!

Those berries look delicious too!

Elena said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful garden. So green and inviting. Congatulations on your weight loss class success! I wish you the best:)