The night before last, Carson and I ventured out to a local strawberry patch located by my work. I have seen a sign that says "U PICK" for quite some time. So, I thought it would be fun to go and pick some!
Carson actually did really well helping me pick. He squatted down, and took a closer look at what I was doing. He watched me pick one little red berry off it's stem, and he went to work. I set them gently in the box, and he threw them in. He is all boy, you know ;) So, we worked on that task a little more..."set them gently in the box, please." It kinda-sorta worked. Well, until he decided that it would be fun to take the berries out of the box, and start throwing them. It makes it a little more difficult to fill your box when that is going on...so we put an end to that real quickly too. He then decided it would be more fun to pick them, and add them to the box---phew.
We ended up getting quite a few berries. They aren't big, but they are delicious! We were sampling a few as we were picking, and they were so good. Juice was running down our hands as we were biting around the stems. That is a good indication that these were some good ones!
Next up----cleaning and deciding which recipes to make with them. I have a homemade strawberry jam recipe that I want to try. I will check back in later, and let you know how it turns out!