Sunday, May 15, 2011

I love strawberry picking. Its one thing I do with the kids every year. Usually I get great many that I don't know what I'm going to do with them all! I found this one farm up in Fredericksburg that I was planning on going to but then decided with the price of gas I'd look for something a bit closer.

I found this farm that has hydroponic pots so you don't have to bend down to pick. This is awesome...where was this last year when I was 36 weeks pregnant strawberry picking?!


We went with our homeschool friends E & C...


I think they had a good time running around trying to find the berries...and eating them (ew - more on this in a few).


I always let them eat as they pick...because really, its not THAT bad for you. We've all eaten dirt or bugs at some point...maybe.


And, our parents used to pick berries and eat them while picking...we all survived...


I think that's a really good photo of C & A1.


Not only did we pick strawberries but we picked blackberries too - yum!


She never liked blackberries until this day.


We paid for our stuff, it wasn't a bad price...but then when we got home the strawberries were pretty ruined. I washed them a few times and laid them on the counter on the paper towel to dry only to look and see all these little bugs crawling all over them.

I called and asked about them and I cannot remember what they are...aside from a form of Fruit Lice...ew?! Yeah. So, I soaked them...thinking maybe I could kill the bugs and salvage the berries but within seconds the berries were mushy and slimey and ruined...


I was pretty pissed about the whole situation but I have to remind myself it was an experience and the kids had a great time...that said, next year I'm going to Fredericksburg!!!

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