It only takes a few hours drive south from Roanoke to see some significant climate changes.
Last year on April 14, I wrote the post, Impossible to believe, strawberries. As hard as it is to believe they are already ripe in March this year down on the NC coast.
Actually they have been ripe for a few days. I kept driving by the sign and denying the possibility that strawberries could be ripe even in North Carolina in March, but they are.
Just a couple of miles from Cape Carteret, NC there is a big field with ripe strawberries.
We stopped by the farm this morning and watched as the last quart of this morning's harvest was carefully carried to a car.
Our friends who run the farm said they would have more the first of the week assuming the berries do not freeze. So far it looks like we are okay.
The forecast for the next two weeks only shows the temperatures on the coast getting down to the thirties one day, April 12, when the low is predicted to be 38 degrees.
If that is the case, we are going to have a nice long run of strawberries this year.
Maybe we can make some freezer jam like we did on Mother's Day in 2006.
It would go great with that homemade bread that I am baking.