Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Juicy Red Goodness

Guess what we have in the garden right now?



Don't these look yummy?



I have posted many photos of my in-laws' garden over the last few weeks. In the years that I have lived on the east coast, I have come to divide my in-laws' garden in my mind: the flowers are my father-in-law's domain, and the fruit and vegetables my mother-in-law's domain. It's still early for produce, but we have been picking asparagus and rhubarb for the last few weeks and in this last week the strawberries have ripened in amazing numbers. Of course, getting to them before the slugs do is the trick - my mother-in-law places tin plates of cheap beer throughout the strawberry patches which you have to navigate around when you pick these juicy lovelies.

I have a new addiction. Battlestar Galactica ( http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/ ). Andrew is a fan, and I had watched the odd episode if he was watching it and I didn't want to give up my knitting perch. This past weekend he rented the entire first season from the local videostore and OMIGOD! I have been watching 3-4 episodes a night and getting away (rather sluggishly) on 5.5 - 6 hours of sleep a night. I only have one episode of the first season left to watch - and then the SCIFI channel is starting to replay the second season from the beginning next Friday. I really like this idea of being able to watch an entire series of television all at once - and I have been able to put a good 2 inches on Plus One's Tangerine Dream every night.

8 comments:

Your Knitty SP said...

Yum! Strawberries fresh from the garden - can I come over? =)

Jae said...

My father used to grow berries. Those look delicious. The home grown ones always taste better than the ones from the store.

lynne said...

Hi Jo! I just wanted to stop by to say hello, and that I am very excited to be your ColorSwap partner! Last night, I just couldn't fall asleep and I stayed up to read your entire blog! I'm looking forward to treating you!

turtlegirl76 said...

I used cheap beer too when I had a ground level patio. Worked like a charm. I can't believe you have strawberries and rhubarb already! Oh God I absolutely love Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. My grandmother used to have it growing in her garden. I miss that garden. =(

Jo said...

The strawberries are luscious - I assure you :) We have had other things out of the garden, too - like lettuce and spinach. I was watching an Good Eats show last night on beets and now can't wait for the beets to come up!

Ter-bear said...

Hey Joey - look for an actor named Tamaoh (?sp) Penikett in Battlestar Galactica- he's from Beaver Creek!!! His dad was actually the Government Leader in the Yukon years ago. He's cute! He spent some time in the creek one summer with his mom, and he spent many hours at the library *sigh*

Jo said...

Ter -

That's Helo! He is cute!

Jo

ter-bear said...

Weird, eh - that he's from the Yukon. He's actually a half baby. His mom is First Nations and his dad is white. He is cute (and what a body!!!!)