Saturday, June 2, 2012

Strawberry Fields Forever

We drove west to Hartland Orchards in Markham, VA to pick us some strawberries. Neither of us had picked strawberries before so we jumped on the opportunity when the Arrington's invited us to go with them. It's like treasure hunting because the ruby red berries hide under the leaves so you have to comb through the leaves to find the treasure. I was planning on only getting 2 quarts but we had so much fun picking we got 5 instead.

Found one!

Macy did like picking the berries, for about 10 minutes. She wanted to eat them right away so I told her we have to wait until we are done so we can pay for them first. She then said, "Macy done." She enjoyed running up and down the isles after that.

SOOO delicious!

It was a beautiful farm. Look at the clouds. Don't they look fake?

On our way home we stopped for ice cream. Macy got strawberry with sprinkles. She's such a lucky girl.

Grant was walking along the yellow parking blocks so Macy wanted to follow. She couldn't quite do it without help so Grant took her hand to steady her. Isn't that sweet?

Soon after this picture Grant tripped on something and took Macy down with him. She cried a little more than he did because she scraped her knee.

When we got home we had all these wonderful berries in our kitchen. The aroma was so sweet and delicious. We ate a bunch and then froze the rest for future use. We want to pick strawberries every year now because the are about a million times better than the grocery store. They almost melt in your mouth they are so soft and delicious. Next is blueberry season! We can't wait.

1 comment:

Chelsey said...

Strawberries are my favorite. That sounds like a beautiful and wonderful day. I was curious if you were going to make some freezer jam or homemade strawberry ice cream. Didn't you introduce me to that strawberry salsa recipe? I can almost taste them from here...