Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Strawberry picking.....

This past weekend (Sunday, June 3rd) we decided to take the girls to a local farm to go strawberry picking.  It was a beautiful day, in the mid 70's, and we didn't want to waste such a gorgeous day inside.  The girls had a blast.  Alexis picked the smallest strawberries she could find and Addison was on the prowl for the largest ones.  As we were leaving, and paying by the pound for our berries.....I told Terry that it was a good thing they didn't weigh the girls before and after picking.  I know Addison ate 2-3 berries for every one she put in our box.  Here are a few pictures:

Addison thought throwing the hay at her sister was quite fun.

After about an hour in the patch, Addison got tired.  She picked a spot and just started chowing down.

Alexis was just content to go off on her own.  She kept saying she was looking for the "bestest stawberries" she could find.

That evening I was able to make 8 jars of strawberry jelly and we still had berries left over.  We really did get a lot of berries for less than $10.  I'm not a baker/cook by any means, so I was excited to find a recipe for strawberry jam made in the bread maker.  So easy and so yummy!

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