Strawberries are here!

June 3, 2011 by  
Filed under General

It is strawberry time in these part, so I have been hiding out in the strawberry fields over the past few days.  Well not exactly in the fields but I have been hard at work making all things strawberry, and nursing a Summer cold.  We all are sneezing, runny noses, and sore throats and fevers.  Thankfully, I think the worst is over.

I took the boys picking on Wednesday, and it is almost always an adventure.  It always starts out good, but then they lose interest, since they are boys and all.  One of the boys filled his container, the other picked three berries and claimed he was ready to go home.  This does not bode well for my 6 quarts of berries I needed.  Then they figured throwing the hay would be a better idea until one of them got hay in his mouth.  It was the fastest 6 quarts I have ever picked and was glad to be home.  This Saturday I am going back, minus two children, so I can thoroughly enjoy the experience silently, without hay in my strawberries (oh yes they did, and it takes forever to wash off of all them berries), and I am going to stay in the fields for a few hours.

Most of all I love berry picking because as a kid I remember my grandmother going and I always begged.  I never got the chance because she passed away before I could go.  My favorite part about strawberry picking is that I feel close to her.  I loved bringing the boys despite all their ornery behavior.  I had already planned for their short attention span, I only hope they will grow to love it.

Keep a look out for my creations with all these berries.

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6 Responses to “Strawberries are here!”
  1. I would love to live near some strawberry field. My kids always eat my small patch before I have time to pick any!

    I’m glad you get to have some kid-free time in the fields. :)

  2. YUM!! I love strawberries! Can’t wait to see what you create with them :)

  3. Heather says:

    Yay for strawberries!! I love em so so much. I just posted a recipe for a strawberry sauce. I can’t wait to see what you whip up with em!

  4. Jenny says:

    Yum! Strawberries… and I know what you mean about sneezing and fevers!

  5. Katie says:

    Yumm… so many fun things you can do with strawberries. One of the best parts about summer!

  6. There’s absolutely nothing better than a local, fresh strawberry. So sweet!

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