Sunday, May 15, 2011

I love strawberry picking. Its one thing I do with the kids every year. Usually I get great strawberries...so 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?!

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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She never liked blackberries until this day.

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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...

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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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