Monday, April 21, 2008

Strawberry Picking

Today Morgan, my mother-in-law, and I went strawberry picking. Okay, *I* did not pick. I just rode along, sat in a chair in the shade, manned the camera with a telephoto lens, and read a book.

Nana and Morgan, awaiting instructions on where to pick.

It seems like this is becoming an annual event and I think it needs to be. We had planned to go to the strawberry farm with our homeschool group today. Friday after my surgery, the girls asked about it and I said, "We won't be able to go, because I can't drive." Sunday my mother-in-law suggested she drive and I just ride along. (I think she secretly wanted strawberries, too.)

Morgan's looking for the juiciest ones!

Brooke decided to help her aunt with a big painting job, so we only had Morgan with us. But I bought some strawberries for Brooke. They sell big flats for a really great price.

Nana was a strawberry picking machine! Her bucket was filled in double-quick time!

It didn't take long for Nana and Morgan to fill their buckets. Besides the gallon buckets, we also bought one flat each of picked berries.

Once home, we ate our fill. I added strawberries to a yummy salad brought as part of dinner from a sweet friend. Then I topped her strawberry cake with extra strawberries. And tomorrow morning, it'll be strawberries for my oatmeal!



Debbie said...

Oh, yum! We are still a month or more away from strawberry picking here. What a fun day.

Cynthia said...

YUM! We have an acquaintance out here who has a raspberry patch - a HUGE ONE - that she lets people come and pick after she's gotten all she wants.

Ginger said...

Oh, I adore raspberries, Cynthia! They are my absolute favorite berries.

4xBs said...

oh those strawberries look delish! i'm drooling.

Dorothy said...

Mmmm, in about 4 weeks we'll be doing the same thing!

I always imagine I'm going to make jam, but rarely have the time!

Teeny said...

WOW - you really took some great shots; such vivid colors!! Makes me want to lick my computer screen :-D

Michele said...

I'm glad your feeling better, Ginger. Those strawberries should perk you up!

Junebug said...

Mmmmm....strawberries and......raspberries. I must get me some. How beautiful they look!

Jodi said...

Those look delicious!

Looks like a fun day out.