Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Raspberry kisses on Canada Day :)

Yes, I know. I disappeared. I just finished teaching 165 students a 7 week condensed statistics course.

My students, for the most part, ripened over the course of this crash course. Just like my raspberries did. What little free time I had during this spin cycle of teaching was devoted to my garden.

My fledgling gardening hobby took on a life of it's own and is now fully planted.

This raspberry bush has taken over the back corner of my garden after being planted by my sister 2 years ago. This is my first crop of raspberries since last year the birds got most of them. The above (small) plate was picked, photographed, rinsed, and eaten less than 30 minutes ago. There should be much larger plates coming too....I can't believe how much this baby has grown even in the past week.

And they were the best I've ever tasted. Sweet!!!

I've got plenty of photos to take and share of the rest of the bounty growing in my garden this year. It is seriously the most exciting venture I've ever undertaken and physically I haven't felt better in years.

And today, on Canada's 141st birthday, I felt it was important to share my harvest...albeit electronically. For millenia this land, now called Canada, has provided enough food to sustain it's peoples through long and harsh winters. Life can only be regarded as good when you can pick your breakfast out of your backyard in the middle of a city of over 2 million people.

Namasté Canada. You've done good.

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Wisewebwoman said...

Unadorned and unabashed, those pretty little things look fabulous.
Congrats on the garden, you done enormously good!!!

Orla Hegarty said...

Thx WWW...I was wishing we could share them :)

mdmhvonpa said...

Try throwing a net over the bush next year ... it'll keep some of the berries in a pristine state till you can do them justice.

Orla Hegarty said...

mdmhvopa.....thx for the suggestion...I will look for a source of netting and get on top of that for next year for sure ;)

Taxingwoman said...

I've been able to get very yummy strawberries and raspberries at the Farmer's market this year.
Local grown is getting more and more popular. I think people are sick of the tasteless fruits and vegetables at the supermarket.

Dental Plan Provider said...

We surely reap what we sow. Thanks for sharing you're cute story. Wish I can have some of that..:-)