Thursday, May 10, 2012

Picking Strawberries

Tuesday we got the chance to go strawberry picking, one of the things we look forward to every spring.  It's actually been about three years since we've gotten the chance to go, so we were quite excited about going that day.  We loaded up and headed to Maryville to the Rutherford's farm only to find out when we got there they were closed.  They are only open M,W, F & Sat. So we headed out to the Knoxville Fruit and Berry Farm.

This was Joshua's first year getting to go and he was so much fun. He was so cute and excited running through the field trying to find strawberries and so proud of himself when he found some.  Kyle of course was on my back in the Ergo (hate I didn't get a picture of him). The kids described finding strawberries there to hunting for Easter eggs. It was challenging but everyone agreed that it was fun and so glad we went.

I'm hoping to get out to Rutherford's farm this weekend.  Rutherford's has about three weeks left and their rows are neat and clean.  The Fruit and Berry farm was almost at the end of their season and a bit grown up, as you can see from the pictures.  But we were able to get a little over 5 lbs of strawberries, which was enough for about 5 pints of jam. I will post pictures of that tomorrow.

Here are a few pictures from our outing on Tuesday.

Matthew and Micah


 Our strawberry picking crew.

 Jonathan, Kaitlyn, and Matthew


(he was a hard one to keep up with to get a picture)

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