Thursday, June 23, 2005

Strawberry picking

Strawberry picking 01
Originally uploaded by faithdarling.
Today Joy, Andrew, Elijah and I went strawberry picking. The berries were completely perfect. When we got there you could smell their perfume on the air, and once we got to the fields we couldn't help but eat at least a quart each. (I say at least, because Andrew probably ate 2 or 3 quarts -- thankfully they don't weigh you before and after!) =)

Part way through picking, Elijah got jealous that everyone else was eating, so I sat down right in the middle of the strawberry field to nurse him. First time nursing him in the baby sling, but it worked out quite well, and he was a happy camper.

For those of you who have never gone berry picking before, I urge you to try it. The extra work of picking totally pays off in the end because you have perfect, sun-ripened produce to bring home rather than whitish, tart, perhaps somewhat bruised fruit you can buy at the store.

We had to stop and get some heavy cream on the way home -- strawberry shortcake tonight!!

Strawberry picking 03
Originally uploaded by faithdarling.

Strawberry picking 02
Originally uploaded by faithdarling.

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