Thursday, May 25, 2017

Strawberry Picking

Back at the end of April, Carrie and I took the kids to pick strawberries one Saturday morning. We went to the Jerry Marsh farm in Locust Fork. It was about a 40 minute drive. I really had no idea what to expect, but it was a beautiful little piece of property out in the middle of nowhere, with rows and rows of strawberries.  

All the farm had was a little tent where you could get your baskets and pay, and that was it. It was definitely nothing overly special and no other activities there. But, it was such a fun experience! Of course I had to get 2 buckets for my crew, one for each kid. It was $10 for one, so for $20, we had more strawberries than I knew what to do with!

 The kids ate a few along the way too. Nothing better than a freshly picked strawberry! Rooney literally had strawberry juice all over her by the end. Not sure how much picking she really did...pretty sure she ate her weight in strawberries!

The kids spent about 30-45 minutes picking strawberries. It was fun watching them try to get the best ones, or the biggest ones, funniest shape, etc. Definitely worth the trip!

 I spent about an hour that afternoon cutting up strawberries. I froze 2 big bags full, kept 1 big bag for us to eat that week, and gave 1 big bag to the Reed's. It was a ton!

First thing the boys wanted to do with them was to make a strawberry milkshake. They are really into making their own milkshakes these days. They put anything and everything in them, and do it all themselves! They just find whatever they want in the pantry and fridge and go to town. It's fun. They had not done a plain strawberry milkshake yet, so they were pretty excited. We were keeping Rooney that night too, so she helped make it too! (that cup of strawberries ended up on the floor about 2 seconds after this pic was taken--ooops!)

 She LOVED it! They did a pretty good job if I must say so myself! The milkshake was fabulous!

The next day, we made strawberry muffins and they were the best strawberry muffins I have ever had. Such a fun little experience. We will definitely do it again next year!

And just because I don't have little girls that will let me play with their hair, I had to post a picture of sweet Roo who let me French braid her hair that night! We had so much fun!

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