Our upright freezer quit working last week and am I ever glad.
I'd forgotten all about the strawberries I'd frozen last July. Our very own strawberries.
There is nothing sweeter than knowing that what you are putting into your breakfast smoothie is a fruit you have picked and is likely the only product in the entire smoothie that is completely pure. No pesticides, no chemicals, no plastic packaging, no preservatives.
Even better is to discover these red gems at the end of a very long winter.
I'd better make sure there are no chickens looking in the window when these are defrosting on the kitchen counter. Chickens love strawberries as much as I do and they've been cooped up for months.