Friday, May 28, 2010

Strawberry love

The kids and I just got back from picking 20 pounds of strawberries.  It just so happens this is the same farm that we got our grass fed cow from last year.  He has a few fields that he uses for hay and last year he raised a few cows there as well.  He didn't do it this year, but will again next year and hopefully subsequent years.  These strawberries are destined to top pound cake, go into smoothies, fruit leathers and many will go into the freezer for the winter as well.  I may have to go get some more. 

The kids were big helpers this year.  Although they should probably have weighed Morgan before and after picking, because I think she ate about a pound of strawberries while we were there.  These are just in time for a cookout we're going to on Sunday.  Guess what I'm bringing?

6 comments:

Daphne said...

Hmm I'm guessing strawberries. I'd probably bring a strawberry pie.

The Mom said...

Daphne, it's for quite a few people, so I think I'm going to do a sponge cake with strawberries and whipped cream.

Lise said...

Yay...strawberry season!!! I was hoping they'd be ready when we got back home. Can't wait. We pretty much missed the season somehow last year (got 4 quarts, maybe?)

The Mom said...

Lise, we didn't get much of a strawberry season last year. This year seems to be making up for it though.

kitsapFG said...

Oh those look delicious! I love going to a local u-pick farm for blueberries and raspberries each year - the outing is fun and the berries are superior.

The Mom said...

Kitsap, there is really no comparison to berries you get anywhere else. They're so sweet.