Sunday, March 27, 2011


I did a new thing this week.

I do not like to do new things. I do not like to go new places.

I like to do the same things all the time. I like to go the same places.

But, this week, I did something new! It was so fun, and I'm so glad I did it.

I took the kids to pick strawberries!


I've wanted to do it for years. I see strawberry farms around and I think, that would be so fun! But, I never know when is the time to go...and plus, there's the newness about it...

But, this week, someone mentioned that they had just gone, and went on and on about how fun it was, and how good the strawberries were. Man, I so wanted to go, too. I started talking about it to the kids. And on Friday, I even went so far as to say, maybe we could go pick strawberries today...

Well, then when I was ready to bail on the idea, since I'd never been strawberry picking before, the kids wouldn't let me. They all wanted to go. So I gathered up my courage, and we went.


We drove up 231, where I remembered there was a place, and sure enough, I found the strawberry stand. With a little anxiety, I pulled in the drive, and went and checked things out. Of course, really, it was no big deal...but it was a big deal to me!

I paid our $10, and off we went!






Mostly the kids picked, and I took pictures. They loved it. Everything was so clean and tidy that even my finicky boys were happy.

We piled our bucket as full as we possibly could...

...and each grabbed one for the road (which we washed before we slickers that we are :)

Some of us are nibblers...



We came home and ate some more, and I froze 3 quart bags. I think I could easily have gotten 5 bags out of that bucket, but they were so good fresh that I wanted to be able to enjoy them right away.

The kids have already decided that we should go every 2 days, and pick another bucket full. Cute. There is another Strawberry farm I want to check that I'm an expert. We'll see how long it takes before my courage fades. Maybe we'll have to check it out tomorrow!


  1. Jill,
    I love this! Derek and I went with the Stanleys on Saturday. It was my first time too, and this will definitely be a common experience in our family! We went to Little Sweets, the one in Slocomb.
    Your boys look so cute!


  2. Jill,
    I love picking strawberries, too. Good for you to take those boys! You enjoy those fresh berries for me because we have to wait a few more months. Last year I made jelly with them - so yummy! Pam