Monday, May 27, 2013

Strawberry Fields Finally

While visiting North Carolina we stumbled upon a pick your own strawberry farm, which is something Misty has wanted to do ever since we hit the road.  Actually, it originally started with a pick your own blueberry farm, but we missed the season last July, while in Alabama.

Luckily the strawberries are in season, so we made sure that we did not miss our chance this time.  Everyone participated in the picking and eating, to include Chloe.

Chloe eating one of the strawberries we picked.
"Yum!  That's a sweet strawberry!", says Chloe.
When you first enter the strawberry patch, they have instructions posted on how to properly pick strawberries.  Like everything, there is a right way and a wrong way to pick themYou can go here to see some tips on picking strawberries.
Courtney, Ian, Tia, Ethan, and Avery ready to start picking strawberries.
From back to front, Tia, Ethan, Ian, Courtney, Avery, Chloe, Don, and Misty at the strawberry farm.
Strawberries ready for the picking.
Avery examining one of the strawberries he just picked.
Some lovely strawberries Misty picked.
With two adults and six kids, it did not take us long to pick a bunch of strawberries.  Everyone did a pretty good job, except for Chloe who did not really understand the importance of only picking ripe strawberries.

Below is a picture of what each one of us picked.  I'm not going to say who did the best, but let you decide from the pictures.  Do not be afraid to comment on who you think picked the most.
Strawberries picked by Ethan.
Strawberries picked by Courtney.
Strawberries picked by Tia.
Strawberries picked by Ian.
Strawberries picked by Avery.
Strawberries picked by Misty.
Strawberries picked by Don.
All in all it was a pretty good time and later on that night I was tired of cutting up strawberries and getting rid of the tops.  

We did notice that after picking them for a while, all of our wrists and forearms broke out a little from the strawberry plant leaves constantly brushing against our skin.  Next time, we're wearing long sleeves or long gloves.

We also discovered that Courtney is allergic to strawberries when she broke out in a rash after eating a good many of them.  We will have to keep an eye on her from now on.  Miss Courtney insists that she is only allergic to the tops and says she will not eat that part anymore.  We wish that were the case, since she loves strawberries so much!

We want to go picking one more time before the season is over, which I think is next week or so, but even if we miss that, we finally made it to a pick-your-own farm.  I'm sure there will be more of them in our future travels.
The fruits of our labor.  There were more but we ate some before getting back to the RV.
We pray that your harvests are as plentiful as ours and that you are blessed as well as we are.  May God look down on us all with his loving grace and keep us protected.


Don, Misty, and Kids...



  1. Love these pictures! Looks like fun!

  2. It was a lot of fun and the kids loved it.

    Ninety-five percent of the pictures we use on our blog are from my iPhone 4. I can't wait until we each get an iPhone 5 since its camera is even better.

    Thanks for the comment!


  3. North Carolina is a great place to be during strawberry season! We loved getting strawberries this time of year when we lived in Wilmington, NC. It looks like your family had a fun time. :) - Anna

    1. Anna,

      Yes, they had a ton of fun along with Misty and myself. We want to try and go here again, in the next few days, before all the strawberries are gone.