Monday, April 23, 2012


I know it has been a LONG time since my last post, so I am going to attempt to play catch-up this week.

Two weeks ago, we took a Saturday and drove the boys to their Grandmother's house for their first strawberry picking adventure.  Look at these BERRIES! YUM!

Here I am, "old lady hat" and all...with our two youngest.

We had a beautiful, cool and sunny day for picking.

Each boy got to pick a large container.

After we left the strawberry farm, we returned to Granny's for hotdogs and garden work.

Since my mom and Charlie live on a large farm, they sometimes need help keeping up with the gardens.

We had the opportunity to help get the nut grass out of the lettuce and other veggies.

We love having access to these fresh, organic veggies, so it was the least we could do.  You will note that we did not get too many shots of Tommy at work because, well, he was a less than eager participant.  He did pull some weeds, but there were more than his fair share of breaks in between.  LOL

Here I am clipping fresh lettuce to take home.

Colin did most of the raking and digging up of the larger weeds, while Cameron and I pulled them up.

 Once we got home, the boys learned how much work it is to cut up and freeze 5 large containers of berries... 
they ended up taking a break and finishing this job in two shifts. :-)

It was a fun day with Mom and Charlie and the boys seemed to enjoy getting dirty in the garden and being helpful.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

What a cool experience!! My grandparents grew up on farms, but then they all moved to the big city of CHarleston and so I never got that farm experience :)