Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Perfect Picking Day


We had the most amazing weather on Monday....high 60's with a breeze....amazing!! So we took full advantage and took the kids strawberry picking. We love to do it but the weather is usually hot and humid and no fun at all.


Mitchell had to get the whining and complaining out of his system a little...so he sat down in the middle of the field and took a moment. He was quickly feeling all better.


Isn't the view amazing. The farm is right on the top of a hill overlooking the Hudson river valley.


It is possible that more berries went in mouths than in baskets!!!! i caught him red handed, literally(below)!!!


Look at them! They are like little ruby red gems. I have plans for these guys...shortcake, jam, smoothies. I will share some of the results later.


His hands were just as they should be after picking all those warm, sweet, juicy berries. I love all those little wrinkles and despite him being 5 they still look like little little person hands to me. The rest of us were just the same color...i even had stained finger nails.

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13 comments:

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Oh my, that looks like SO MUCH FUN!! I wish we had a u-pick farm near us. I can't wait to see all your wonderful creations! :)

Dee said...

what an awesome day full of fun and memories! I remember picking fruits (cherries, strawberries and raspberries) with my mom!

thanks for the pictures!

beth said...

that looks like so much fun!

Colleen said...

My u-pick farm had a bad strawberry season. I was bummed because I had hoped to do some picking. I loved the weather these last two days. You lucked out!

Kris said...

What a fabulous afternoon! I love the view!

Michele said...

yep, i'd have been sitting beside him eating away too! i mean, strawberries, who can resist 'em?

Suzanne said...

Mmmm...the look so good. Come on sun - come on over and shine here too! :)

Deb said...

Oh it looks amazing [sigh] summer, sunshine and berries! only two weeks till the shortest day (and counting)

Q said...

OMG you totally reminded me to do this with my little boys!!! They LOVE berries and this would be the perfect outing for them. I can't wait to see what you're going to do with the strawberries.

I had a similiar experience with the cranky 3 year old when we went apple picking last season. He kinda pouted and whined for a few minutes then quickly got over it. Great times :).

Grammie/Mom said...

You didn't get carried away like Dad and I did last time we went together did you?! Will they still have berries this weekend? I was given a pint of fresh picked by someone who came into work yesterday...so sweet!
I can be your taste tester!!

Georgia said...

Oh YUM! Berries and stone fruits are my favourite thing about summer. :-)

Anna said...

ooo, fun I cant' wait to go picking!

MaryMary said...

Have you ever read the blog "Stuff White People Like?" He had a funny posting on berry picking recently because it's oh so true. I wish we had better berries. The positive side of humidity is that you have such fabulous berries to pick! :)

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