Grab a pail, and walk up the hill. Follow the path to the strawberry patch. Open the garden gate, remember to shut it tight to keep the turtles, and rabbits at bay. There you will find row upon row of green leafy plants bearing plump red strawberries. Kneel down, put the pail on the ground, and begin picking berries. Pick one for the pail, and eat one fresh from the garden. Pick one for the pail, and eat another fresh from the garden. Once the pail is full remember to lock the garden gate to keep the critters away. Walk down the worn path back to the house, into the kitchen to bake the berries into a strawberry rhubarb coffee cake. Later in the evening after the labor has been done. Enjoy a cup of hot tea, and a slice of strawberry rhubarb coffee cake.
By Jamie Whorton ©