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?