Those little white flecks are snow flakes falling all around the strawberry sugar smacks. These two things are not supposed to go together. Here is the typical internet site on strawberry cultivation:
Cover your strawberry plants with 5 – 6” of straw just when the ground begins to freeze and temperatures dip down into the low 20’s to high teens. Be sure to leave the mulch on all winter and donít be tempted to pull it off on the first warm day in March or April. The tender flower buds are very susceptible to late spring frosts.
I think we can now safely say that we are in a strawberry bumper crop, officially.
A little surprise, a little gift from nature. Strawberries for you in November…have a nice Fall. It is good for me to remember that the world brings me abundance just like it brings scarcity. It brings and brings. My job is about receiving.