The Allotment Wife

Spring Is For Strawberries

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Gardeners Touch

red strawberriesHave you been pickin’ yet?  Strawberries have a short season here in the Hudson Valley, so we’re in the final weeks where you can pick-your-own or find a roadside farmer’s markets to gather these sweet red beauties.  Last year I missed out, so this year my daughter and I, during our birthday week road trip, found a pick-your-own farm to stop at.  So we gathered our containers and headed up the hill to the strawberry patch where an ominous looking sky reminded us to hurry up before we were pounded by rain.  Well, we managed to, collectively, gather about 10 berries before that sky opened up.  We probably would have pressed on had the thunder and lightning that followed, stayed away.  So with sad and wet faces, we ran back down the hill to the market where we gathered berries that were harvested by staff earlier that morning.  Oh well…

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Author: annebrooke

Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible. Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

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