Archive for June, 2012

What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Sometimes John gets it right.  I know these halcyon days are just a brief respite, the calm before the storm if you will.  It happens periodically.  I get lulled into a false sense of security because he is on his best behavior and things, for the most part, go well.  I know better than to think it will last forever, but in an effort to be fair and balanced, I need to give credit where it is due.  John’s motivation for some of his recent activities wasn’t entirely altruistic, but if I benefit from them, who cares why he did it.  I’m just glad our interests coincide occasionally so I have a list of a few things that he’s done for me lately!

Obviously, picking strawberries is the biggest task that that he has completed recently.  Unless you raise them yourself in large quantities, you have no idea how time consuming and back breaking that can be.  Our raised beds don’t pose the same obstacle to John that they do to me because he is considerably taller with much longer arms.  He can pick the top tier by simply placing one foot against the edge of the frame and leaning forward.  To accomplish that same feat, I must step onto the top tier, balance precariously on the wooden board, bend to the ground, and find the elusive berries that seem to shrink from my searching fingers.  Not only did he pick the strawberries, he did a good job.  It is very easy to miss some of the fruit without a concerted effort, and I didn’t find many that spoiled because they were overlooked.

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