Thursday, June 16, 2011

Berry Picking

We had the most beautiful day to go strawberry picking. We set out early to beat the heat and it was a perfectly sunny and cool Tuesday morning and just right for berry picking. We had to take a little bit of a trip north to find a field this year, since the place we usually go to didn't have a successful crop this year. The trip was definitely worthwhile and we will be going back in the next week or two to get raspberries and then blackberries. What a wonderful farm with an adorable house, beautifully kept berry fields and sweet deliciously red strawberries.

Oliver kept watch of everything.
This is all this kid did... run up and down the field... oh and eat all the strawberries she picked... and stained her cute shirt :(

Found one (guess what she did with it)
Oliver even attempted to get in on the picking too... although he just picked the leaves and tried to eat them.

Found one!
"Abriella, what are you doing?"
"Eatin' another strawberry." *grin*

I can't really blame her though. I can't think of many things better than berries fresh from the field. We managed to bring home just over 7 lbs. of strawberries and have made two batches of fruit leather, 2 pints of freezer jam, froze some and have eaten them until are fingers turned red :)

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