Wednesday, May 13, 2009

STRAWBERRY PATCH

The strawberry patch is starting to do really well and a few of the strawberries are beginning to ripen. Mickey came up with the idea of putting deer netting over the patch to keep the birds from eating the berries as fast as they ripen.


He purchased a roll of the deer netting Saturday. Today he had cut two lengths of it and between the two of us we got it sewed together. He made a "needle" out of a piece of wire and tied pink twine to it. As I held the two pieces of netting together he did the sewing. It took a little while, but we got the job done. Here he is hold up the finished piece.


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Can you see a few of the berries that are turning red? This patch is loaded with unripened berries and lots of blooms.

He positioned this board in the middle and then stapled the netting over the board and drapped it down over the two sides.


Here is our first small batch of ripen berries. Yummy!!

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22 comments:

Lynn said...

Your berries look great. Where did you get the deer netting? I need to get some for my blueberries and blackberries. I have not seen it anywhere. Thanks.

Mari said...

I love fresh strawberries! Good idea to protect them with the net.

nickernoodle said...

Hi Susan! Its been a long time since I have been on anyones blogs! Just catching up and I love the strawberry patch! We love strawberries but don't have a big enough yard for a strawberry patch.

Sharon said...

We put netting on ours to keep the birds from eating them.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment.
God bless

PEA said...

Oooooh look at those berries! I love strawberries and can't wait for them to be in season here but that won't be until the end of July. Putting that netting over your strawberry patch was an excellent idea!! xoxo

Joy said...

Good job with the berries. I know that netting will help to keep them all for the people of the house.

Joy

Betty said...

I LOVE your yard! It´s all soooo GREEN! A sight for sore eyes! I hope you harvest lots of strawberry!

diana said...

those strawberries look great. i bet they taste good, too.

A Hint of Home said...

How innovated is that. Great idea to protect your berries. They look yummy.

Nancy said...

Great Idea about the netting.. I have a very small patch of wild volunteer strawberries that comes up each year and we get a few, very small but tasty... Yours look delish!!

Sweet Nothings said...

Your berry patch is lovely! Kevin's grandpa in Stuart, OK used to have a berry patch. We loved to go on Mother's Day weekend and pick and eat. His grandma saved old ice cream cartons for all of us to take our treasures home in.

Anonymous said...

I love reading about your little Garden of Eden. Tell Mickey the yard looks great.

Love ya
Sandra

This Country Girl said...

Oh, Congratulations, Susan on your first strawberries! We love strawberries around here. As a matter of fact, Joy just ate a whole carton in two days! :)

Have a great evening,
Tammy

Momma Roar said...

There is nothing better in spring than strawberries!! There is an amish farm just up the road and they are building a new road stand this year! I cannot wait for them to start selling their strawberries to make some jam! Do you make jam with yours?

Susan Skitt said...

Oh it looks so yummy Susan! I'd love to have strawberries in my backyard!

If you get a chance, I'm having a wonderful author interview tomorrow. She will inspire you and your readers to trust God with all your heart. Her book is called Face of Faith and she is a living testament to that fact.

Much love,
Susan

MightyMom said...

I'll bring the angel food cake, you got any whipped cream??

Kathy said...

Lookin' sooooo good! Great idea on the netting, and a simple way to drape which works fine for strawberries. Blessings, and enjoy the fruit of your labor!

Lisa said...

Yum!
The netting is a good idea.
Nice lookin' patch.

I'll be right over to have a sample...heehee!

Karen said...

Yummm! We just had strawberry shortcake, but the strawberries came from Wal-Mart! :o( I bet your's was MUCH better!
I just love your blog, it is a blessing.

Debra said...

Them strawberries look yummy, Susan. My husband has just been put on a low cholesterol diet and so were watching what we eat. Your post just gave me a idea! Blessings!

Jenileigh said...

How KEWEL!!!

Barbara said...

Strawberries doing well. A good hint Susan is to mulch the ground with straw which keeps the berries off the ground where they can rot or get eaten.

Glad the Lupins have flowered so well. Usually takes the following season when done from seed.
Your garden is looking green after all the rain.