Crawled around the strawberry bed outside last week and gathered 4 lbs of strawberries. A bit dirty from the rain splashes but a couple of washes soon sorted that out. The house filled with a lovely hot strawberry smell.
I think I will keep some of this jam for presents in the family later in the year as they are not here to share the fresh crop. There's another 4 lbs in the fridge to deal with now so there will be plenty for us.
After this exercise I went through the red onion crop which had gone wild and had flower spikes. I followed all the recommendation and snapped these off as soon as possible but the bulbs still formed hard cores and some were starting to rot. I pulled them up and worked hard on them to find a couple of pounds of chopped onions suitable to make some caramelized red onion chutney. The smell of making that was not quite as nice as the strawberries. Apparently I have to wait a month for this to mature and try.