Saturday, May 10, 2008

Strawberry Pickin'!

It's that time of year again for strawberry pickin'! We used to go every spring when us kids were younger, but we fell out of habit several years ago. This year we decided to make an effort to go "a pickin"!
This was the site of our pickin'. We arrived by eight o'clock and commenced pickin'!
(yes, the name of the town is "Due West" and we're aren''t sure what it's "Due West" of! It's a quaint little college town -Erskine College has it's home there- and I do believe it sells stickers that read "Due West of WHAT?!")

"The boys' pickin"
Momma, Sayre, and I were the only ones from our family to pick, however we did bring along Chelsey, Ezra, Luke, and Samuel Greene who were very anxious to pick their own berries!

"Momma busy pickin"

Chelsey is an amazing strawberry picker! This girl picked two gallons of strawberries in the amount of time it took me to fill my gallon basket up to the top of the handle!!! I'm still not sure how that happened for I was NOT engrossed in other things!!

Samuel was a terrific picker! He kept his mind focused on what needed to be done; but he still managed to have fun!!
He and Sayre are literally two peas in a pod! They sit in the back seat of "The Burb" and giggle over their conversation!

We have saved all of our strawberry pickin' baskets over the years and we have quite the collection!

The boys found several berries that had a green top AND green "fuzz" on the bottom! They were rather odd looking to say the least.

An hour and eight gallons of strawberries later, we were finished! We headed over to "The Pantry Shoppe" so Momma could pick up a bag of wheat and then headed home.
We plan on making jam and strawberry short cake with our berries!! The boys can't wait!


Paula said...

Dear Ashley,

It looks like you all had a wonderful day pickin' strawberries! Your dear momma looks so lovely and feminine, like something from a painting!

I am sure the jam and shortcake will be delicious! Enjoy!

Ashley said...

Ohhhhhh the shortcake was something short of..... well let's just say it was incredibly delicious!!! I love fresh strawberries!
I too like that picture of Momma!