Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Berry Good Time

The boys and I took a little trek to the strawberry patch today. It was their first experience and they really enjoyed themselves and so did I. I really wasn't sure what to expect with turning two 17 month olds loose in a field full of fruit, but they stuck pretty close to me and seemed to enjoy studying everything around them.

This little local place is so great. It is a quiet little berry farm just tucked away and a close drive from our house. They let you pick your berries on an honor system. When you're done you weigh your strawberries and then put your cash in to a tackle box. I love the small town feel of it. I also loved that the strawberries were only $1.00 a pound! But what I really loved is that I never caught site of a skunk that I got a really strong whiff of right before we were going to leave. I was going through scenarios in my mind as to how I was going to chase a skunk away from us without getting sprayed! Now that would have been something to blog about!

By the time we left the boys were completely covered in dirt and strawberry juice. They enjoyed helping me pick the berries, but seemed especially drawn to the rotten ones! I kept a close eye on them, thinking they would stick every strawberry they saw in to their mouths, but they didn't! What a change from last spring where every single thing went straight in no matter what it was.

We picked 8 pounds today and I would love to go back! I am addicted! It was so hard to walk out when I kept seeing strawberry after beautiful strawberry (the skunk smell really helped to get me moving though)!

Ethan and Grayson inspecting the crop

Ethan really liked this one!


  1. Glad you found a place closer to your house...this one is great, but it would have been a longer drive for you. Looks like the boys had a great time!

  2. Oh, Beth, I was so glad to see YOU today! When Jeff asked me about the service, I said, "Well, I got to meet Beth!!!" :)


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