Saturday, July 5, 2014

Strawberry Picking in Summer


I couldn't think of a better way to spend the kids' first day of summer vacation than picking strawberries at a beautiful rural strawberry farm. We took the kids and a friend to Spring View Farms in Leaskdale, Ontario. They have lovely, chemical-free, pick-your-own strawberries for a very short time in June. While the kids were a bit skeptical about a long car ride (it really wasn't that long!), they were more than excited when they got to the strawberry farm. As was I! I love strawberry picking and the chance to get out in nature for a bit.





I confess I took lots of photos, which cut into my strawberry-picking time a bit. But many hands make light work and, between the five of us, it wasn't long before we had plenty of strawberries.






It was the most beautiful summer day for strawberry picking and I gazed longingly over surrounding fields. City girl? Country girl? I can't choose. I like a bit (a lot) of both in my life.





I particularly enjoyed this moment when, strawberries picked and paid for, the girls lay down under a big tree, staring up at the canopy of leaves. It reminded me of how little opportunity they get to enjoy nature and all its offerings. I hope there will be lots more chances to do just that this summer.

How about you? Is strawberry picking one of your pastimes? How do you get your dose of Mother Nature?



15 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. I love going fruit picking.

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  2. What beautiful pictures! (love your hat by the way you look fabulous for stawberry picking). I haven't been in a few years and really should go again. One of the things I love about summer is eating all that fresh fruit and veggies.

    Pia
    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks so much Pia! My husband bought that hat for himself and I took it from him. ;) (I have a big head.) You are so right, it's great to have fresh, local produce available. :)

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  3. They're just the best!!!

    I bought the Yonanas yesterday, waiting for the the fruit to properly freeze, can't wait to try it!

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    1. That's great Jill! Can't wait to hear how you like it! Jo

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    2. Strawberry banana was first up - it was great - I'm anxious to try chocolate coconut - I've been pinning different ones to try!

      Now for those bananas to get speckled!!!

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    3. I'm so glad you like it! Chocolate coconut sounds yummy! I buy so many bananas now when I go shopping. ;)

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  4. What a lovely day :) Eeeevery year I say we'll go berry picking (just like eeeevery year I say I'll do a big deep spring clean...) but by the time I remember and google the best places, they've already finished their picking season! Great photos of your day, like always :)

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    1. I know how you feel. I only manage to accomplish a small fraction of the things on my list. But we try, honey, we try. :)

      Thank you!

      Jo

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  5. Great shots! Looks like it was a great day and place for strawberry picking.

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  6. Great shots! I love going berry picking (it's on my list for my holidays this week!) - I cant explain it, but something about it is just amazing :) Glad to hear you and the kids had a great time!

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    1. Thanks so much! Enjoy your picking! Jo

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  7. Great photos! A trip to the local farm to pick fruit is fun for the whole family. It's great for kids to see where their food comes from.

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