Monday, May 11, 2009

Strawberry fields forever

What could be nicer than a beautiful sunny day and a drive in the country? Could it be the opportunity to carefully examine dirt? Pick up interesting sticks and point out bugs? Well, yes, there is that.

But there is also something even nicer:
The Sergeant and I went picking with friends E. and J. We ate our share of sun-ripened sweetness, and filled up a flat. Noticing, of course, that honey bees are among the fruit's pollinators.
We got lots of yummy berries.
On the way home, E. got the jump on us, nap-wise. We were all grubby with berry juice and happy.

It was a berry good day.


  1. Wow, You have arrived. You have your own Spammer on your blog. I hate to say it but you might have to switch your comments so that you approve them. Looks like you guys had quite a day. We did water colors today. It is unseasonably cold in Oklahoma right now, and rainy. Weds we visit a local family dairy farm with other homeschoolers. So the kids are all worked up about that. We are going to make cookies to take with us to hand out.

    We must be on the same wavelength--we bought strawberries yesterday to make strawberry shortcake for a b-day cake.

  2. Yum... strawberries.
    It must have been fun to do strawberry picking!

  3. Those look so yummy! Much better than the pack I bought at the grocery store!

  4. yes! strawberries! i'd love to go berry picking. what are you going to do with the berries? or did you already eat them?

  5. Lucky. It'll be at least a month before the strawberry fields here are ripe for picking.

  6. Oooo, a preview of things to come. We'll get to do that in about a month or so.

  7. What a great outing! I've always wanted to do that, but strawberry season is so early and short. I usually don't get my act together till the raspberries come out.

  8. These look great...where are there PYO strawberries around here?!

  9. Sister B, it happens on occasion. I get more spam on older posts, which I do moderate. How was the dairy visit?

    Blue, we had a fun time. I'd hate to do it for a living, though. We don't pay pickers enough for that.

    Definitely, Julie. And you're in prime produce country.

    Bea, California. But they should be ripe here soon! check out

    Pink, we made jam! (see next post)

    Amy and Betts, something to look forward to.

    JGH, maybe this year?

    Pumpkiny, check the link above. That outfit in Brighton looks the most likely.