Thursday, July 18, 2013

Strawberry 101

Hello Friends

Welcome to today's class.  Today I will be demonstrating how to obtain and properly eat a strawberry.  Are we ready?  Pay close attention, there may be a quiz in the future.  Let's begin.


First you must locate the yummy goodness known as strawberries.  Yep, there is a nice cluster right here.

Next make sure your peep knows the strawberries are ready for picking.
"MOM are you seeing this?  These here strawberries are ripe for picking.  These here strawberries NEED to be picked."

 Now inspect the picked strawberries.
"These are beautiful MOM.  Let's see, one for you, one for me, and one to share."

Here my friends is where you might have to humor your peeps by waiting for the magic word, "OK".  It is perfectly fine to have bubble drool from your lips as I am demonstrating here.

Now this is very important:  Gently take the strawberry from your peeps hand.  I know it may seem that I am moving very fast to get the strawberry, and you would be right.  BUTT, I have been doing this for a very long time and have perfected the art of moving at lightning speed to get the strawberry and not my MOM's fingers.  Don't try this right away.  You must practice often to get to the level I have achieved.  Butt if you keep at it I know you will be a pro in no time.

See, I have obtained the desire of my tummy all the while leaving MOM's fingers intact.

Well class I hope you have learned something today.  As you can see when done properly eating yummy strawberries will always leave you with a smile on your face.
Blessings,
Goose

PS- MOM and I would like to remind all of you of the dangers of hiking and even walking with your peeps.  The danger being snakes, specifically Rattlesnakes.  I mention this for two reasons.  One with the hot and dryer weather many of us are experiencing snakes are moving more and more into "our" area.  They are doing this to find a cooler place, water, and they are following their food source (rodents and such) who are also trying to find water and cooler place.  The second reason I want to remind you all to be careful and for your peeps to keep their eyes and ears open and alert because  my buddy Bert has had a terrible loss in his family do to a Rattlesnake bite.  Bert's Vickie's mom has a dog named KC.  KC was a fun loving, butterfly chasing kind of pup.  On Wednesday evening Bert's grandma took her dog KC to a local park in the city called Beau's Pond.  This is a place that has a pond where ducks and geese swim, other birds enjoy the many feeders in the trees, peeps and pups can sit on benches and take in all the beauty that surrounds them. It is a popular play for people to come with their dogs and with there children and grandchildren.  There is also a playground area where the little peeps can play.  It was a mire 20 feet from the playground that KC was bit by a Rattlesnake.  The span of the fang marks was about 1 and 3/4 inches apart, so this was a HUGE snake.  Being that KC was a small dog and the snake was so big, he really did not have a chance.  My butterfly chasing friend past over the Rainbow Bridge.  I sure will miss that little guy and watching the joy he had and shared while chasing butterflies.  Here is one of my favorite video's of KC and his friend Bert as Bert takes him for a walk.

36 comments:

  1. Goose, you are most excellent at getting those strawberries! Great tutorial!

    We are so sorry to hear about KC. What a darling little guy. Tell Bert's grandma we are sending our softest whisker kisses and purrs to her. xoxo

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  2. I got to go to Rattlesnake Aversion Training, butt mom still hasn't done my post cuz she took bad videos. I'll remind her to post anyway. This is very important, Goose

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  3. We are very sad to hear about KC. Our brother Gizmo got bitten by a little rattler on his paw, and his whole leg swelled up and he had to have lot of medicines.

    Bart, Ruby and Otto who got to get trained.

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  4. Great tutorial Goose.....never bite the hand that feeds or in this case harvests.
    So sorry to read about KC. Poor baby.
    Have a fabulous Friday and stay safe and cool.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Brilliant Goose we haven't got a strawbob plant but someone did give us a raspbob one, it had a few nice red rasps on it, I said it DID have..BOL xx0xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  6. We have some huge strawberry plants but no strawberries...what is the secret? That is so sad to hear about kc...run free limitless guy and chase lots of butterflies over the rainbow bridge

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  7. Nothing has grown for us this year :( your strawberry technique is wonderful
    We are so sorry to hear about little KC. We will send our love to Bert , his Vickie and Grandma.
    Hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  8. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about KC! And thank you for the great reminder.

    I had Mom buy us a strawberry pot with strawberry plants in it for the front porch because you always make them look so good!


    Bunny

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  9. OH Goose ...we are so SORRY to hear about KC. Please tell Bert and his family that we are thinking of them. KC will be missed.

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  10. Goose you are such a super Strawberry gardener guy. THOSE are Beautiful Berries.. It was so considerate of you to SHARE even Steven with your mom. Fresh from the Vine is the BESTEST, isn't it?

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  11. very odd, Goose, this is the same way I eat strawberries, but for one difference, it is me holding them up to my face and grabbing them out of my own fingers... BOL... yummmmm yummmmm

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  12. nice job on the strawberries buddy. I sure wish My Vickie would bring me over so's you could teach a class in person. We could get Murphy, Stanly, Annie and Miss Sophie. We would be such good students.
    Love
    Bert

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  13. Oh Goose, we are so sorry to hear about KC. Our thoughts are with you, Vickie, Bert, and Vickie's Mom. Here in South Carolina we a have a couple of different types of rattlesnake, each deadly, and that is one of my greatest fears. You had some good looking strawberries and I love how you share with your Mom.

    Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie

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  14. I remember when Bert took KC for a walk. I am really sorry to hear about your little friend. We do not have any rattlesnakes here.
    Goose, you did a fine job on this strawberry lesson. Now we want some!

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  15. Sit and wait. Sit and wait. Why do we always have to do that? Sigh.
    I'm so sorry to hear about KC. That is so scary.
    Great tutorial, Goose. I should see if my mom could plant a Stinky Goodness bush for me!
    Play bows,
    zim

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  16. Hari Om
    Great gobbling, Goose! Those berries most definitely required picking.

    Little dogs being picked by rattlers is not so tasty... was so sorry to hear of this. In OZ, we of course have similar threats, the 'copperhead', the 'red-belly black', the 'common death adder'... the list goes on. I personally know of two puppies who were bitten, one survived, but only because his mum was right there and got him to the vet's in superhuman minutes. Bust just to do as you advise, Goose-ji, taking extra special care!!

    Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  17. I'm so sad about KC - my tears were rolling as I saw the video of him and Bert. We fortunately have no Rattlesnakes here and poisonous snakes are very, very rare. But I agree with you - please be careful all.
    Is it possible to do the strawberry-ritual vice versa too? I mean I could pick them, gently-of course, and I could spit them in my mom's hand, so she can eat it? Have a great friday!

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear about KC. :( Momma is completely petrified of those crawly thingies. She can't even hear the name without wigging out. If we ever saw one, I think she'd just die of fright without being bitten!

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  19. OH, I am so sorry to read about the loss of KC. That is just so sad. Thank you for reminding us to be on the look out. This is so important. That smiling face of yours after eating the strawberry is what we leave smiling about today. Our thoughts and prayers will be with Ms. Vicki's family.

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  20. DEAR GOOSE WE ARE SO VERY SORRY TO READ ABOUT KC....SO VERY SAD.
    WHAT A PRECIOUS PUPPY WE HOPE AND PURR HE CAN CHASE BUTTERFLIES FOR EVER AND EVER OVER THE BRIDGE.
    WE LIVE SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY. OUR HOUSE IS ON A CUL-DE-SAC. AT THE BOTTOM IS A WOODED AREA. SEVERAL YEARS AGO WE HAD A TIME WITH COPPERHEADS COMING OUT OF THE WOODS UP TO THE HOUSES. A PUPPY ON OUR STREET WAS BITTEN BUT SURVIVED AFTER A LONG RECOVERY AND A SKIN GRAFT TO COVER THE AREA OF SKIN THAT DIED.


    GOOSE STRAWBERRIES ARE MOUTHWATERING GOOD...I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I OFTEN SEE MOM'S LIPS GET BUBBLES WHEN SHE IS EATING THEM.
    MOM'S FAVORITE PIE IS STRAWBERRY RHUBARB TOO. MOST YUMMY
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

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  21. Oh Goose, please tell Bert and KC's folks how sorry we are...what a terrible tragedy...Thank you for warning everyone about the dangers of snakes...We have many here, cottonmouth being the worst (worse than rattlesnakes) and we are very careful when hiking...Bert's video shows KC to have been such an adorable fun loving pup and this is terribly sad

    As for the berries, you are a master of the berry grab and we love the little drool bubble

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  22. Oh Goose our hearts go out to you and Berts grandma and Ms. Vicki, we are so sorry to hear about little K.C. please be safe when you are playing outside!
    stella rose

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  23. Very helpful tips but we don't like those things. We prefer wally melon
    Benny & Lily

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  24. Oh Goose, I am so very sorry to hear abouts KC. What a lovely doggie! We know that KC will have tons of beautiful butterflies to chase at the Bridge. I hopes that KC's peeps are okay. This is just a terrible loss, please give them my condolences.

    Oh, Goose, I try to have the gentleness that you do takin' foodables out of Ma's hands, butts often I hear the dreaded 'Ow!!!'...you have taught me much, oh wise one...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  25. this was a fantastic lesson on harvesting and consuming a strawberry. now if i only had a strawberry plant. BOL
    i was so sad to read about adorable KC. i will say an extra prayer tonight for him and his family :(
    wags, bailey

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  26. Oh what sad sad news about KC. So very sorry.

    My Maggie LOVED to pick strawberries!

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  27. Goose...as ever, you are an excellent teacher. Please pass on my deepest sympathy to Bert's grandma. What a shock and so sudden. Hugs and prayers for her broken heart.

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  28. Strawberries are a favorite treat here, too.
    So sorry to hear about Bert. What a terrible thing to happen...

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  29. Goose, I love seeing you with your strawberries. I am so sorry to read about KC. Thank you for sharing the information.


    Loveys Sasha

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  30. Those strawberries are gorgeous. Reading the second half of your post makes me feel fortunate that we do not live in an area with rattlers.

    I am so sorry to hear about your friend, KC. Run free.

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  31. Perfect instructions Goose!! We were heartbroken when we read Miss Vickie's email about KC. We just got back from vacation last night.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  32. Thanks for your lesson :). Indeed brings a smile to you and us! Oh so sorry to hear of your friend, KC.

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  33. I'm so so sorry about Bert's KC. That news made me so sad.

    You gave an excellent strawberry. When is the test? We're ready.

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  34. We have a big bed or strawberries at our house. I liked them as a pup but not so much now. Loved this blog post though. So glad we don't have snakes up here...poor KC :(

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  35. Oh no. I am so sorry to hear about KC. I remember that video. This makes me very sad. Farewell KC. :(

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