Ideally we would like to start growing our own food, however the state of our backyard has precluded us from establishing a decent garden this year. In between the piles of cinder blocks and a 5 foot high mound of dirt (remnants of the foundation work we did on the house over the past year), we've got some veggies growing in wine barrels. This is a great temporary solution while we finish the monumental task of landscaping the back acrelet, but won't quite cut the mustard as far as providing real sustenance for the table. In the meantime, we've decided to stock up on local produce while it's in season and preserve, preserve, preserve. This month is all about strawberries.
We headed down to Pescadero on Sunday to Swanton Berry Farms for some U-pick fun. It was a glorious sunny day, not too hot or cold, perfect for plucking loads of juicy red goodness. Ute did her best in an attempt to eat her weight in strawberries, Esteban dutifully filled his basket, and Mr. Tink made a racket about not being able to romp through the rows with his family. After collecting our 20 pound spoil, we ended the day at the beach with some sun and surf.