Pick your own!

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 13 - 2013

I haven’t been strawberry picking since I was a small child, no doubt eating far more as I went along than ever made it into the basket.  In fact, I remember it being so much fun, I don’t know why it never occurred to me until now to take Leila, she’s an absolute fruit fiend (having hated vegetables from day one) and loves to feel “in control” of preparing her food.  A match made in heaven.

As far as I’m aware, there’s only really one major strawberry picking field left near us… we used to have one just down the road from my old house but it got carved up and used as a car boot field many years ago.  If you’ve never tasted pick-your-own strawberries, you’re truly missing out.  Sweeter, juicier, and far more tasty than the bland versions the supermarkets stock… they’re an absolute joy.

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There were marrows bigger than my bum!

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Strawberries as far as the eye could see

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The queen of strawberries

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Incase you’re wondering, she’d made the crown that morning… wasn’t giving it up.

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“Leila! Don’t eat them, we’ve not paid yet!”

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“You took my stwabwees off meeeeee!” (hush you, dwarf bean!)

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Winning!

There should be a couple more harvests left before the end of the month (and then it’s blackberry season!)… if you haven’t picked your own summer fruits yet this year, what are you waiting for?


4 Responses to “Pick your own!”

  1. Sydney says:

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun.
    I haven’t been strawberry picking in years, perhaps I will look for one near by.

    Her crown is a masterpiece, so cute!

  2. Long Tall Ally says:

    Lovely post and great piccies – particularly grumpy Leila! I used to love going to the PYO as a kid, my Dad not so much after I was entrusted with the car keys (WHY ON EARTH?!) and proceeded to drop them in the strawberry patch… Oops!

  3. Sammie says:

    OH gosh that looks so like the strawberry picking farm near me! My husband and I went on one of those gloriously hot days we had a few weeks ago and it was amazing – we’ve decided to make it a yearly tradition now and I can’t wait. There’s something so beautiful about picking fruit from the plant and popping it straight into your mouth – all the better when it’s sun-cooked!

  4. Angel says:

    Hush you, dwarf bean! LOL, so funny! She is such a cutie patootie, and I love her crown and Snow White tee

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