I began making 2 Strawberry Shrubs this morning since the strawberries weren't all that great looking. I took 2 non-reactive bowls and put 1-1/2 cups quartered strawberries in each. In one bowl I put 1-1/2 cups white sugar and in the other I put approximately 1/2 cup organic raw cane sugar. Stirred them both, covered them with plastic and set them aside. I labeled each of them with what they contained since I will be making several different shrubs and marked on the calendar the date. I can just forget about them now for 3 hours or 3 days and I'm choosing 3 days because I want a very full-flavored shrub.
Can you see the bluebirds fighting below? This happens often here in the Spring and early Summer. We have several bluebirds and they fight over territory and it just makes me sick to see these beautiful birds fighting. They will actually fight over territory for hours and hours until thoroughly spent. I'm assuming the winner is the stronger.