Thursday, April 4, 2013

Strawberry picking

We recently went strawberry picking.

Now when most people think about benefits of living in Florida, things like the beach, sunshine, Disney World are at the top of the list.

Let me put forth another benefit that you may not be aware of...

Florida is home to the world's greatest strawberries!

No really, we have a whole festival devoted to these bad boys.
Pageant queens, country music, the whole shebang.
But I digress.

And seriously, have you ever seen anything so beautiful!

Emma Jane took her job of strawberry picker very seriously.

 She picked six of our twelve pounds by herself!

Jami kept trying to steal the strawberries I picked,
 and John and Libby were pretty much no help at all.

They were more interested in the tire swing!

No worries though, we picked plenty without their help!

And five days later...they're almost gone!
John and Libby have helped with the eating! ;)


Auntie T said...

I was completely expecting the end of the story to be...We made strawberry bread and guess who wanted to help eat it?...or that somebody broke out in hives after all those strawberries...yummy!

Kmama said...

Yum!! Emma Jane is such a cute little thing!

Emmy said...

Can't believe they are almost gone already! That was quick and those are very beautiful berries!

Mama Bear said...

This was just MEAN. Strawberry picking is historically one of my favorite things to do each year. Florida strawberries really are delicious and the best. Wal-mart strawberries from California taste like poo!

Emily said...

Yummy yummy yummy!!! You know that is my all time favorite spring activity! I cannot wait until they are ready to be pick here!