Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Strawberry picking . . . then and now!

We took a trip to our favorite berry-picking place yesterday - we've been going there for years to pick blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries . . . which was our goal for this trip.  (Of course, yesterday was probably the hottest day of the summer so far!  We got there when they opened at 9:00 - I'm so glad we didn't come later!)
I had the help of three amazing pickers!
Lael was my methodical picker . . . she chose a spot, picked all the berries in that area, then moved on to the next spot.
 This was Noah's first time picking berries. He had fun finding strawberries for a while, but then he decided that he'd rather be my "runner" - carrying my picked berries to the larger container so I could continue picking.
 (However, by the end of our time at the farm, he decided that the best job of all was that of "taste tester"!)
 Jaden was on the hunt for the biggest and best strawberries - and found some beautiful ones!

Just so you can see how long we've been coming here . . .
This was Jaden and Papa picking strawberries - back in June of 2010.
 Lael and Nana had fun filling their buckets too.
 We've definitely made the George Schmidt Berry Farm a favorite destination for whenever we have a craving for amazing produce!  
Although we can't live on a farm, at least we can visit one :)

1 comment:

Grandma Betty said...

Great pictures! And looks like you had a great time picking (and eating, I'm sure!) the strawberries!