Strawberry Picking

I kept thinking about going blueberry picking one last time before the season ends, but it turns out I waited a bit too long. I kind of knew I was. It has become so popular in our area now that the farms are usually completely picked within two weeks. But, the silver lining was, I found out they had tons of strawberries waiting to be picked. I called Ian and begged him to come home early from work (which I never I decided it was okay to do this time) and he did.

Because we got there in the middle of the afternoon, and it was rather warm out, we had the place to ourselves and that was totally divine. I could let the kids wonder without worry. There were ginormous, sweet strawberries as far as the eye could see. We ended up picking over 9 pounds worth. Strawberry picking is so much less labor intensive than blueberry picking!

^^ This picture reminded me of when we went strawberry picking in Scotland when Connor was a baby. There is a picture of me holding a strawberry the same way.

Connor ate way more strawberries than he picked. We had to stop him from eating them because he was chowing down like crazy. After eating a couple, Isla happily picked them and put them in her bucket. In fact, she got so excited every time she saw a strawberry "I see a staberry mama!"

^^ Isla is always copying Connor. When she realized he was holding his bucket up, she had to hold her's up as well.

We will definitely be strawberry picking again next year. These are the sweetest and juiciest strawberries I have tasted in a very long time. They are washed and cut and chilling (literally) in the frig...the perfect snack! I also mashed some up and have them freezing in popsicle molds. I figure they will be the perfect snack for the kids, given it is supposed to be 106 today! 

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  1. These are great. I love the little buckets they picked in. Also, our blueberry season hasn't started yet, but our strawberry season is almost over. Is that weird?

  2. I forgot that they do strawberry picking too!! Looks like you guys had a ton of fun!!


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