Sunday, June 13, 2010

Michele's Birthday Weekend - Part Two: Gardening Edition

All week I've been excited to give Michele one particular, extra special birthday present: the first fruit from our garden! I've been watching and praying over this strawberry, hoping that no one (read: squirrel, bird, ground hog, rabbit, mouse, etc) ate it, and that it keep growing and and be ready for picking when Michele got home. I thought it would be the perfect present for her. And it was! She was so excited to see the very first edible thing (besides basil) in our garden. We weren't sure, though, if it was really ready to pick, so we just visited it a few times yesterday and marveled over it. Then, yesterday evening, we decided it looked ready. I picked it and presented it to Michele - oh, the perfect strawberry! She took a bite and . . . immediately spit it out! It's really too bad that it was thoroughly rotten inside! Well, as they say, it is the thought that counts, right?


  1. Happy (late) birthday! How could I forget given that I am exactly 9 years older than you ;). Sounds like you both had great bdays - let's get together soon!!

  2. Sorry, had to laugh. No wonder the squirrels, birds, rabbits, and mice left the berry alone! I bet they conspired to make the first one rotten just for you thinking that you'd leave the rest of the crop for them! Don't let them outfox you! Take care.

  3. how funny! i'm glad michele was able to get home for a great birthday weekend, even if the strawberry part didn't exactly work out the way you wanted it to :)



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