Monday, June 14, 2010

Strawberry Picking

A couple weekends ago we headed out to a pick your own strawberry farm. It was our first time at the farm so we didn't know what to expect. When we first arrived, each of the kids picked out a basket. Next we hopped on the tractor pulled tram. ( This was a big hit with the kids)
As we pulled up a worker gave us a couple directions and before he sent us on our way he said...
"feel free to eat as you pick, they strawberries are clean!"
Man, that was heaven to our ears. When was the last time you were able to sample at the grocery store? Off we went... The kids all did a great job. But, even better we had a blast. We ended up with over 40 lbs. ! So what did we do with all the strawberries? Well, we ate some, froze some, dehydrated some...... made some strawberry shortcakes... and then my fun started! I made 24 jars of jam. Yummy! I am going to make some homemade "uncrustables" for quick summer lunches and trips to the zoo.

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