strawberry season is upon us!

We are berry pickers. Yes we are! We are fruit pickers in general my friends. I even follow a bunch of local farms on facebook so I can be sure to be there opening week. And I drag along the kids. And on this particular day of strawberry picking my sister and Matt as well, all while my mother watched the babies.

This was David's first time out in the strawberry fields. He has gone before mind you, but always as a spectator, never a participant. And it went as to be expected. Roughness in picking. Lack of consideration regarding size and color. General distaste for the fruit, as he does not ingest such disgusting things as fruits. Letty as in years past loved it and was an actual help in the fields. Any strawberry farmer need a little worker bee she is available. She will be paid in strawberries thank you! 

We didn't go as crazy as with other berries coming up later this summer, just three quarts... half of which were in Letty's belly by the end of the weekend.

One of the best parts of summer.... all the fruit! Bring it on!

Past year's forays into picking strawberries here and here!